One in 10 adults in deprived parts of Britain have diabetes, new figures show !

People in deprived parts of England are twice as likely to have diabetes as those in wealthier areas, according to new figures Brent in north London has the highest rate in the country, with 10.5 per cent of over-16s having the condition. This is almost double the rate in the City of London (5.5 per cent), which has England’s lowest rate despite being just three miles from Brent, according to analysis by the charity Diabetes UK. The vast majority of cases are of Type 2 diabetes, which is linked to unhealthy lifestyles and obesity.

Barbara Young, the charity’s chief executive, said: “It is truly alarming that there is now somewhere in England where more than one in 10 of the people have diabetes and shows that we are heading at frightening speed towards a future where diabetes becomes the norm.”

The Independent today here.

Diabetes UK must be getting desperately short of funds, judging by how often they wheel out Barbara Young these days. Hardly a day goes by without her telling us what we already know. Yes Barbara we know there is an obesity epidemic, yes, we know type two diabetes rates are going through the roof ! When are you going to tell us something we don’t know ?

Of course we do know what is leading to the twin epidemics of obesity and type two diabetes, and I suspect so does Barbara Young. But poor Barbara is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Her charity has pushed an unhealthy diet for so long, it can’t back down. Their pay masters big pharma and junk food would swiftly stop the funding if DUK started to promote a lowcarb diet. As so many low carbing diabetics know, medication is minimal for the low carber and often non diabetic blood glucose numbers can be achieved with nil diabetes medication, for the type two.

So there you have it folks, another day another dollar, another meaningless sound bite from Barbara Young. DUK meetings will continue to serve the cakes, buns and biscuits. The next NHS audits will show zero progress is being made, just like the last five years.  People will be phoning their local funeral director today, to bury their loved one, who checked out ten years early and riddled with diabetic complications. But hey, thems the breaks folks.


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