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Medical Matters

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes: Facts

    • 4.9 million people in the UK live with Diabetes, Type 1 or Type 2
    • Diabetes leads to 9600 leg, toe or foot amputations every year. That’s 185 every week.
    • More than 36400 with Diabetes die prematurely every year
    • The NHS spend around £10 billion a year treating people with Diabetes.

MODY is a rare form of diabetes which is different from both type 1 and type 2 and runs strongly in families. MODY is caused by a mutation in a single gene. If a parent has this gene mutation, any child they have, has 50% chance of inheriting it from them.

"Health is the greatest gift, contentment a greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship" - Buddha