Toll of rising obesity laid bare: NHS prescriptions for diabetes drugs DOUBLES to 50 million in 10 years



Diabetes drugs are costing the NHS almost £1 billion a year amid rising levels of obesity, official figures show.
Some 52 million prescriptions were written out last year and this number has almost doubled in a decade.
GPs are now spending a tenth of their medicines budget on diabetes drugs as well as devices so patients can check their blood sugar.
Just over 3 million patients in England have diabetes so these latest figures suggest they are an average of 17 prescriptions each.
In reality, patients with severe diabetes will be on many more medications while those with only mild forms won't... read more

 
1 August 2017 in Health, Views: 45
Source: Daily Mail
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