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Are you at risk of diabetes? Posted on 3 May 2019

What to do to prevent diabetes and few facts about the cost of Diabetes to the NHS.

Cost of Diabetes

cost of diabetes

Diabetes costs the NHS £1.5m an hour

The cost of diabetes to the NHS is over £1.5m an hour or 10% of the NHS budget for England and Wales. This equates to over £25,000 being spent on diabetes every minute.

In total, an estimated £14 billion pounds is spent a year on treating diabetes and its complications, with the cost of treating complications representing the much higher cost.

The prevalence of diabetes is estimated to rise to 4 million by 2025.

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Check your risk score here:

If you have scored a high risk of diabetes, please contact the surgery so we can organise a blood test form for you to test your sugar level.

If you have been told you are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and haven’t already been referred to the Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) service: Ask your GP, nurse or NHS Health Check professional to refer you to your local Healthier You programme or self- refer on the website or by contacting us:

0333 577 3010

How to self-refer into the Healthier You:

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme please go online to

You can register your details online if your GP has sent you a letter which confirms that you are at risk of Type 2 diabetes. You will need the following information found in your letter:

  • Your NHS number,
  • latest HbA1c or FPG reading, including the date
  • your GP surgery name.

These are required fields, and referrals without this information cannot be processed. To be eligible for this programme your HbA1c must be between 42-47.9 mmol/mol or Fasting Plasma Glucose between 5.5-6.9 mmols/l and dated within the last 12 months.

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