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World Health Days and CLAHRCs

To mark World Diabetes Day 2012 (titled Diabetes: Protect our Future) the NHS Confederation have produced a briefing detailing how the nine NIHR CLAHRCs are generating new knowledge about the prevention and management of diabetes to help improve long-term outcomes for patients.

The International Diabetes Federation’s Atlas of Diabetes estimates 366 million people worldwide, or 8.3% of adults, are estimated to have diabetes in 2011. If these trends continue, by 2030, some 552 million people, or one adult in 10, will have diabetes. This equates to approximately 3 new cases every 10 seconds or almost 10 million per year. It has been correctly described as a global pandemic.  

Since 1996 the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK has increased from 1.4 million to 2.9 million. By 2025 it is estimated that five million people will have diabetes. Thus finding new ways of identifying people at high risk of diabetes as well as those who already have it combined with effective interventions to stop, slow and treat the condition are essential.

Read the NHS Confederation Diabetes briefing here

See also the NHS Confederation briefing for World Stroke Day 2012

Posted on Wednesday 14th November 2012

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