MAIL ONLINE: £5billion annual bill for diabetes care is a whopping SIXTH of the NHS budget as epidemic of the illness is fuelled by soaring obesity

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Release date: 18/9/2019

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One sixth of the entire NHS hospital budget is spent treating patients who have diabetes, a study has revealed.

Last year, hospitals spent £5.5billion caring for people with the condition amid an epidemic of type 2 diabetes fuelled by soaring obesity.

Some £3billion was used to treat complications of diabetes such as kidney failure – which experts say could be avoided with better management of the condition.

Researchers at the University of Manchester analysed NHS data covering the hospital admissions and A&E visits of 58million people in England.

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Title£5billion annual bill for diabetes care is a whopping SIXTH of the NHS budget as epidemic of the illness is fuelled by soaring obesity
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date18/09/19
DescriptionOne sixth of the entire NHS hospital budget is spent treating patients who have diabetes, a study has revealed. Last year, hospitals spent £5.5billion caring for people with the condition amid an epidemic of type 2 diabetes fuelled by soaring obesity. Some £3billion was used to treat complications of diabetes such as kidney failure – which experts say could be avoided with better management of the condition. Researchers at the University of Manchester analysed NHS data covering the hospital admissions and A&E visits of 58million people in England.
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7478277/Poor-diabetes-control-costs-NHS-3billion-year-avoidable-hospital-treatments.html
PersonsAdrian Heald