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.


Diabetes UK is calling for action to reverse the rise in type 2 diabetes in young adults and children, by making sure the building blocks of health are in place for every child. The event was attended by MPs and healthcare professionals. The attendees heard from Andrew Stephenson MP, Minister for Health and Secondary Care, Colette Marshall, Diabetes UK Chief Executive, and those with lived experience of diabetes.


Mike Wood MP said "Diabetes is prevalent and very serious condition, it is my pleasure to support Diabetes UK's call to Reverse the Trend "


At the event, people living with diabetes spoke to parliamentarians and NHS leaders about their experience of diabetes care and shared their hopes for the future.


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it is my pleasure to support Diabetes UK's call to Reverse the Trend