Diabetes increase of 33% in Northern Ireland over last five years

33% increase in diabetics in Northern Ireland

The number of people in Northern Ireland with diabetes has risen by 33% in five years

29 October 2012 Last updated at 13:58

The number of people in Northern Ireland living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes has increased by 33% during the last five years according to new figures.

The total number of adults with diabetes aged 17 and over who are registered with GPs is now 75,837.

This compares to a figure of 56,924 in 2007.

The figure for Northern Ireland compares with a rise of 25% in England, 20% in Wales and 18% in Scotland.

Iain Foster, National Director of Diabetes UK Northern Ireland, described the statistics as “very worrying”.

He said it was important “urgent steps” were taken “to ensure that they don’t continue to escalate further”.

“Diabetes is a rising challenge within our health service and it is vital that an effective strategy is put in place to ensure we do not see a similar increase in the next five years,” he said.

Diabetes UK said type 2 diabetes was often, but not always, linked to lifestyle factors.

It said that in many cases, the condition could be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight, taking regular physical activity and eating a balanced diet rich in fruit and vegetables but low in fat, sugar and salt.

It said type 1 diabetes was also on the increase. It is a serious condition that develops when the body cannot produce any insulin.

Diabetes UK said the cause of type 1 diabetes is still unknown “but has no link to lifestyle and therefore cannot be prevented”.

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  • May I remind you that diabetes will be going through the roof Worldwide more than ever shortly. Why? Fukushima! The radiation fall out from this event to land via the rains will spread spleen and kidney dysfunction like never before. The end result is the symptom of diabetes which is pancreas dysfunction. On top of that you have the constant steady attack on these organs with non-foods like unfermented soy and fructose corn (GMO) syrup etc.

    You have to study your rainfall patterns since Fukushima to determine the levels of diabetes which you will see. In Britain there were hardly any rains at all for months after the Fukushima event so this region should see less diabetes from fallout than other areas and especially compared to California which was blasted with masses of rainfall right after the event.

    This my friends is nothing more than the execution of the desires contained in the secret thesis of the current U.S. Director for Counter-terrorism, Audrey Tomason called ‘Apocalypse Equation.’ Please study the Club of Rome and the Global 2000 report, Memorandum 200 and the U.N Agenda 21 for the answers to why we see this occurring today.

    -= The Unhived Mind

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