Diabetes affects 3.5m people in the UK and an estimated 224,000 avoidable deaths are caused annually by diabetes-related complications
In Milton Keynes, people with diabetes are 147% more likely than the general population to have a heart attack
In Milton Keynes, people with diabetes are 81% more likely to have a stroke
Type 2 diabetes is more common (approximately 90% of people with diabetes)
13,005 adults living with diabetes in Milton Keynes (6% of the adult population)
Type 1 (approximately 10% of people with diabetes) is treated either with insulin injections or an insulin pump
If current trends in demographic and obesity persist the total prevalence of diabetes is expected to rise to 7.5% by 2020
Diabetes affects 3.5m people in the UK and an estimated 224,000 avoidable deaths are caused annually by diabetes-related complications, resulting in 325,000 lost working years.
There are two main types of diabetes:
- Type 1 diabetes means your body can’t produce enough insulin
- Type 2 diabetes develops when your body can’t produce enough insulin, or when the insulin that is produced doesn’t work properly
Data from the GP disease registers for Milton Keynes record that in November 2016 there were 13,005 adults living with diabetes i.e. 6% of the adult population.People with diabetes are at a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In Milton Keynes, people with diabetes are 147% more likely than the general population to have a heart attack and 81% more likely to have a stroke.
Primary care provides support for the majority of people with diabetes. There have been a number of improvements in the Diabetes pathway for Milton Keynes. Some of these include:
- Access to diabetes care closer to home – a new service now available to people (adults) with diabetes requiring additional support and help with their diabetes management.
- Better outcomes can be achieved through earlier identification of the disease and good self-management. The number of places in nationally accredited Type 2 education programmes has been doubled.
- During the summer of 2017, the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme has been rolled out to all 27 GP Practices in Milton Keynes.
- Diabetes UK-MK group continue to provide a platform for people with Diabetes in Milton Keynes to share experiences.
The priorities are to halt the trend of increasing prevalence of diabetes while ensuring that all local services have the capacity to meet existing demand and offer a consistently high standard of care:
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