When we make 1 small change. We would save the NHS billions of pounds. And save lives too.
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Hi there. I am Dan Sodergren. I started this petition after being on #TheFastFix on ITV. Whether or not you liked the show or the format. The situation doesn't change. According to Public Health England there are currently 4.5 million people in the UK who have diabetes, mainly (90% of them) being Type2Diabetes.
But this figure could could rise to 5 million if obesity is not tackled.
The current cost of treating diabetes is more than £10 billion a year which is nearly 10 per cent of the health service’s entire budget.
Diabetes is the fastest growing health threat of our times and an urgent public health issue. Since 1996, the number of people living with diabetes has more than doubled.
Over 200,000 people might be diagnosed with #Type2Diabetes in 2018.
THIS IS A BIG ISSUE... and what makes it worse is...
According to www.diabetes.org.uk - the UK largest charity dealing with the epidemic
"At this time there is no known cure for Diabetes..."
They must be talking about #Type1Diabetes as lots of new research shows that Type 2 Diabetes can be REVERSED. It is NOT a chronic disease!
WHY SIGN THIS PETITION....as...
When we change how we teach our next generation of young people about Type2Diabetes. Which you can get into remission with exercise and diet. Then we WILL save the NHS a fortune! We might even #SaveTheNHS. Which I think is worth doing...
As chief executive of Diabetes UK Chris Askew has said to the BBC:
“As things stand we are certainly looking at a crisis in diabetes which threatens to bankrupt the NHS if we continue with these current trends."
We can't let the NHS be made bankrupt by #Type2Diabetes. As 1 out of 6 NHS inpatients have a diabetic related problem. With Type 2 diabetes affecting almost 1 in 10 adults in the UK this costs the NHS an estimated £10 - £14bn a year.
WE CAN SAVE THE NHS BILLIONS OF POUNDS.
So sign this petition which we can then send down to Parliament. As when we re-educate the doctors about the new research around Type 2 Diabetes. And teach them about reversing the condition with diet and exercise.
We can help more than HALF of the newly diagnosed people from 2018.
And countless others who already have the condition.
#Type2Diabetes is a serious life-long health condition but it CAN BE REVERSED! The newest research proves that! And would cost the NHS nothing to implement. Why is this not automatically being taught to doctors TODAY?
SIGN THIS PETITION. IT COSTS YOU NOTHING.
AND IT COULD SAVE 10,000's OF LIVES.
IT COULD SAVE THE #NHS £10 BILLION POUNDS A YEAR!
IT COULD, IN FACT, SAVE THE NHS #SAVETHENHS.
It's why we started www.BeFreeOfType2D.co.uk but that's a different story.
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