#Type2Diabetes is DEADLY SERIOUS and crippling not only us but also the #NHS
The human costs are horrible... but perhaps the financials costs are worse?
This condition is DEADLY SERIOUS and crippling not only us – but also the NHS.
It is currently estimated that about £10 billion is spent by the NHS on diabetes.
10 per cent of the NHS budget is spent on diabetes. 90% of people with diabetes have type2diabetes.
This works out at around:
• £192 million a week
• £27 million a day
• £1 million an hour
• £19,000 a minute
• £315 a second.
And it gets worse.
As people with diabetes are twice as likely to be admitted to hospital. So 1 in 6 hospital beds is occupied by someone who has diabetes. In some hospitals, it is as many as almost a third!
Putting all this together the total cost (direct care and indirect costs) associated with diabetes in the UK currently stands at £23.7 billion and is predicted to rise to £39.8 billion by 2035!
But should we care if all this money is saving lives. The sad thing is that it is. And it isn’t.
As every day 65 people die early from diabetes.
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