Today is World Diabetes Day.
Diabetes has been a part of my life since I met my husband 25 years ago!
He was diagnosed with type I diabetes when he was 7.
It’s impacted his life significantly and will continue to do so as he ages. At 33 he was told that he would likely be blind within 5 years. He isn’t, because we found an excellent diabetic eye specialist.
2 years ago, aged 44 he had a stroke. Fortunately, it was mild, and he fully recovered.
I am very aware of the complications and challenges associated with diabetes.
I know the horrific impact diabetes can have on the quality of a person’s life
AND I know that more than 50% of type II diabetes is preventable.
I feel justified to have a little rant about it.
There are 3.8 million people living with diabetes in the UK.
That number is predicted rise to 5.5 million by 2030.
The dramatic increase in obesity is the primary cause of Type 2 diabetes in the UK.
Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, amputation, heart...