This year’s focus is to raise awareness about the rise in diabetes and the consequences the noncommunicable disease has.
Diabetes is a condition when a person’s blood sugar levels become too high.
The lifelong condition is incurable but can be treated and controlled.
It is estimated that 1 in 11 people have the disease and is more common in men than women.
From 1980 to 2014, the number of adults worldwide with diabetes had quadrupled from 108 million to 422 million.
Experts believe the huge rise is due to growing obesity rates.
It is estimated that 5 million people will have diabetes in the UK by 2025.
There are a number of medical conditions associated with diabetes such as heart disease, kidney disease and erectile dysfunction.
‘We can stop it, we know what needs to be done, but we cannot let it evolve like it does because it has a huge impact on people’s health, on families and on society.’
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