The Massive Cost of Diabetes – Probably a Million Dollars per hour in Australia!
It is spiraling out of control.
The United Kingdom is spending the equivalent of $2.7 MILLION PER HOUR or $44 thousand per minute on the management of Diabetes.
Australia has about a third of the UK population which puts us close to a Million Dollars per hour spent on trying to manage People with Diabetes – most of that is on the complications of the condition.
(And yes I am putting the Type 1’s in there before anybody gets sensitive about me not differentiating Type 1 and 2)
There is only one answer and that is PREVENTION. Addressing lifestyle and particularly diet WILL prevent, treat and potentially reverse Type 2 Diabetes.
A LCHF dietary approach is the best practice for control of blood glucose in Type 1 and 2 Diabetes. The Type 1’s are still going to need some insulin.
I still believe that a long term decrease in inflammation has a role to play in the prevention of Autoimmune disease and may benefit the whole Type 1 population.