What to do to prevent diabetes and few facts about the cost of Diabetes to the NHS.
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.
For more information please visit Diabetes.co.uk: https://www.diabetes.co.uk/cost-of-diabetes.html
Check your risk score here: https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start
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 https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/self-referral/
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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