This was on the news this morning that the number of young people in England and Wales is 10x higher than previously thought.
This is a shocking statistic and we as a society need to be aware of type 2 diabetes and the serious health consequences that accompany it. Type 2 Diabetes is more serious the younger we are and to me it's not just the Govt. that should be doing more, but 'us' as a society as we should take responsibility for the food we feed ourselves and our loved ones.
Here's a link to the article on the BBC this morning:
Here's an interesting link to Diabetes UK where you can see your own risk to developing type 2 D:
Interestingly, type 2 Diabetes can be reversed with diet and a plant based diet is one way of reversing it. Here's a couple of links from Diabetes UK:
Type 2 Diabetes and a vegetarian diet:
To me this shows the importance of healthy eating and for us and our needs as there is no one size fits all with dietary needs and it makes the saying 'we are what we eat' very true.
I am not diabetic I just want to help raise awareness of it, so is that fatty sugary treat really a treat...