New Diabetes UK report highlights 168K U40 with type-2 diabetes; suggests restricting junk food

According to the report, in 2022-23, 4.4 million people were diagnosed with diabetes

“Bold action is needed to reverse the rising trend in type 2 diabetes, overturn our broken food environment, and give every child and young person the best
possible chance to grow up in good health,” retorts Chief Executive of Diabetes UK.

A newly published report, Reverse the Trend – Reducing type 2 diabetes in young people, reveals a troubling 40 per cent rise in type 2 diabetes diagnoses among
younger people from 2016-17 to 2022-23.

The report highlights that almost 168,000 individuals under 40 in the UK are currently living with type 2 diabetes, an increase of over 47,000 since 2016-17.

Historically associated with older adults, type 2 diabetes is now increasing more rapidly among younger populations, particularly affecting those from deprived
areas and Black and South Asian communities.