Diabetes Theme

Theme Lead: Professor Simon Heller

D4D Theme Manager: Lise Sproson

Over 4.5 million people in the UK have diabetes at an NHS cost of £10 billion, or 10% of the NHS budget. Complications are common: diabetes contributes 20% of all strokes, leads to 5,600 preventable lower extremity amputations per year, and is a major risk factor for kidney failure, while 11% of those with diabetes have eye disease.

Empowering people to self-manage their diabetes effectively