285 Million People in the world Suffer from Diabetes – http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Documents/Reports/Diabetes_in_the_UK_2010.pdf page 4

Breakdown of Diabetes types worldwide: 90% of Diabetes sufferers have Type 2 Diabetes and 10% have Type 1

Type 1 Diabetes generally appears before the age of 40 and Type 2 Diabetes generally appears after the age of 40

Type 1 Diabetes develops if your body can’t produce insulin

Type 2 Diabetes develops when the body can produce insulin, just not enough or it doesn’t work properly

The exact cause of Type 1 Diabetes is unknown , but most likely there is a viral or environmental trigger in genetically susceptible people that causes the body’s white blood cells to mistakenly attack the insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells

Family history, low activity level, poor diet, and excess body weight (especially around the waist) significantly increase your risk of type 2 diabetes

It is predicted that by 2030 438 million will suffer from Diabetes, that’s more than the combined population of the USA and the UK



4.5%(65,066) of the population of Northern Ireland have Diabetes
3.9%(209,886) of the population of Scotland have Diabetes
5.1%(2,213,138) of the population of England have Diabetes
4.6%(146,173) of the population of Scotland have Diabetes
http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Documents/Reports/Diabetes_in_the_UK_2010.pdf Page 4

It is estimated that half a million people in the UK suffer from Diabetes but haven’t been diagnosed
http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Documents/Reports/Diabetes_in_the_UK_2010.pdf Page 4

There are over 22,000 children in the UK who have Diabetes
http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Documents/Reports/Diabetes_in_the_UK_2010.pdf Page 7

97% of children have type 1 diabetes
http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Documents/Reports/Diabetes_in_the_UK_2010.pdf Page 7

1.5% of children have type 2 diabetes
http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Documents/Reports/Diabetes_in_the_UK_2010.pdf Page 7

Diabetes is the 5th most common cause of death in the world
Roglic G, Unwin N, Bennett PH et al (2005). The burden of mortality attributable to diabetes: realistic estimates for the year 2000. Diabetes Care 28;2130–2135. http://www.who.int/diabetes/publications/DiabetesMortalityArticle2005.pdf