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International Primary Care Association

Clinical Focus Volume 2 N2

Challenging current perceptions in Type 2 diabetes management


Ageing populations and rising levels of obesity are contributing to a global epidemic of diabetes that is threatening our health and longevity: an estimated 300 million people worldwide will suffer from Type 2 diabetes by 2025.1 A recent national diabetes audit found the number of people with diabetes in the UK now exceeds two million but estimates that 25% of the diabetic population are either undiagnosed or not recorded on practice registers; this suggests as many as one in four are unaware they have the condition.2,3

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