Last week, Diabetes UK reported that the number of people living with diabetes has risen by a staggering 60% over the past 10 years. They stated that 3.3 million people in the UK have some form of the condition which is up from 2.1 million in 2005.
About 90% of diabetes cases are type II which is strongly linked to lifestyle (diet and obesity) therefore we can reverse this trend by encouraging the UK’s population to change their lifestyle and adopt a healthy lifestyle.
The black community is three times more likely to develop diabetes and hence it is important that we take note of these statistics and make a concerted effort to do something about this.
As a community we have to look at our diet, make changes and get more active in order to beat this condition.