Maps reveal extent of obesity epidemic in our region in just four years
The extent of the obesity crisis in our region has been blamed for a huge spike in the number of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
As reported, East Lindsey was named this week as the SECOND highest for the number of prescriptions for Type 2 diabetes.
Today, data analysts Exasol said new research shows the Type 2 diabetes epidemic - caused by obesity - is "worse than previously thought".
Prescribing has risen by one-third in five years, starkly illustrated by these heat-maps visualising Type 2 diabetes medication prescribing between 2011 and 2015 in our area.
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