There are nearly 2 million people in this country diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
The disease is everywhere in this country and around the world -- there could be 700 million cases worldwide in the next 25 years.
We've spent the last two years focussing on the Covid-19 pandemic, but Type 2 diabetes is getting worse, and it already costs our health system $20 billion a year. Sufferers face a whole range of terrifying complications - including having limbs amputated, strokes, heart attacks, and going blind.
We're getting fatter and sicker every year and I believe that diet is the major factorDr Peter Brukner, Founder of Defeat Diabetes
Experts say the rise of type 2 diabetes coincides with the explosion of ultra-processed foods over the last forty years.
We're getting sicker and sicker every year but despite the huge burden and rising cases, it's largely preventable.
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