Diabetes Awareness Campaign by Worcestershire County Council
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*Information from www.diabetes.co.uk/kids/diabetes-facts.html
**QOF prevalence 2012/13
***APHO prevalence model 2012
It is estimated that in the UK about *270,000 people have Type 2 diabetes and around *300,000 have Type 1 diabetes. Approximately *850,000 people in the UK have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. In the UK, most diabetes patients receive treatment on the National Health Service (NHS).
In Worcestershire there are **29,500 people diagnosed with diabetes (2012/13), and an estimated additional ***5,500 people with diabetes who have not been diagnosed. People with diabetes account for 7.5% of the local population.
Worcestershire County Council is running a Diabetes Awareness Campaign from February through to the end of March 2015. For more information about this campaign or for information about free NHS Health Checks for those aged 40 – 74, please visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk and search Diabetes Awareness Campaign.
Diabetes Awareness Week this year is from the 14th – 20th June. It is organised by Diabetes UK. To find out more about Diabetes Awareness Week please visit www.diabetes.org.uk/Get_involved/Diabetes-Week