Professor of Diabetes Medicine at the University of Leicester, Melanie Davies stated that based on the 2014-15 GP patient data, over 4 million people, including 3.5 million aldults who have been diagnosed with diabetes in UK.
Davies said that over the last decade there has been a 65% increase in diagnosis of Diabetes, 549,000 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and over 120,000 people increase than the previous year.
According to research there are lots of people who are at the risks of diabetes over the next 5 to 10 years, with most people being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes which is associated with obesity.
“We know that we have an ageing population so of course there are lots of ageing people with diabetes, but we’re seeing in the [Leicester] clinic, teenagers and even children with type 2 diabetes and we wouldn’t have seen that 10 years ago. Even under the age of 30 there are many more people developing it than before and having it for a longer time, so there are more complications,” Davies told sky news.