A report published by NHS Digital shows the number of prescriptions for medicines used to treat diabetes has increased from almost 29 million a year in 2006/2007 to 52 million a year in 2016/2017.
This Diabetes Week (June 11 - 17, 2017), Diabetes UK is promoting its ‘Food you love’ healthy eating campaign. However a survey commissioned by the charity suggests many people aren’t eating the recommended amount of fruit and veg.
Doing resistance exercises – which use body weight to strengthen muscles – may help people with Type 2 diabetes manage their risk of complications, say scientists from the University of British Columbia.
If you’re inspired to get more active by this summer’s sporting events – which are about to start in Rio – there’s another good reason to go for a run or a brisk walk during your lunchtime.