Diabetes UK is a leading charity which envisages a world where diabetes can do no harm. Diabetes is thought to affect more people in the UK than any other serious health condition. Based around the three key aims of ‘care’, ‘cure’ and ‘prevent’, Diabetes UK undertakes continuing research into the condition, alongside its fundraising and patient support activities.
In the UK alone, the instances of people suffering with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes has doubled over the last 20 years and Diabetes UK predict that the UK population diagnosed with diabetes will reach 5,000,000 by 2025. At present more than 500 people with diabetes die prematurely every week in UK. An excess of blood sugar, caused predominately through unhealthy diet, is creating a society that is obese and as a consequence is prone to sight loss, amputation, stroke, kidney failure and death. Early diagnosis is vital but sadly sufferers are not discovering that they have diabetes for, on average, 5-6 years from its onset.
The N Sethia Foundation has previously contributed to support the important work of the charity.
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