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Facts & Figures

More people than ever have diabetes. More people than ever are at risk of Type 2 diabetes. If nothing changes, more than five million people will have diabetes in the UK by 2025.

Around 90% of people have Type 2 diabetes. Around 8% of people have Type 1 diabetes. About 2% of people have rarer types of diabetes.

We’re fighting for a world where diabetes can do no harm.

We do it by campaigning to make sure everyone with diabetes gets the care they need to live well with diabetes. We provide advice and support so people can get to grips with their condition. And our research increases what we know about diabetes, discovers new treatments and will, one day, find a cure.

Diabetes facts and stats

This document sets out the latest stats and Diabetes UK recommendations for improvement in prioritised areas of diabetes care and Type 2 prevention. 

Annual diabetes prevalence figures

National Diabetes Audit

Diabetes workforce in figures

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