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Mike Wood MP supports Diabetes UK campaign

Mike Wood MP was pleased to attend Diabetes UK’s report launch in Parliament for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week on Tuesday 21 May. The event shone a spotlight on the rising number of young people developing type 2 diabetes, and made recommendations to reverse the trend, reduce health inequalities and improve diabetes care.

 

The Reverse the Trend report from Diabetes UK reveals there was an almost 40% increase in the number of people under the age of 40 living with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes since 2016-17. The charity estimates there are now almost 168,000 people under 40 with the condition in the UK.

 

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