This morning the BBC reports that “The majority of NHS spending on diabetes is avoidable, says a report in the journal Diabetic Medicine. It suggests that 80% of the NHS’s £9.8bn annual UK diabetes bill goes on the cost of treating complications.”
Who’da thought that prevention of complications now through the provision of quality equipment and good care now saves cash in the future? Even I can see that and I’m a bloody dog for God’s sake!
The most unusual thing about the article is that the BBC have obvious commissioned new diabetes-filler pictures, rather than using the same picture on every article as they usually do (see discussion here: http://www.shootuporputup.co.uk/user-groups/shoot-up/forum/topic/bbc-news-24000-diabetes-deaths-a-year-could-be-avoided/). However the one of the tubby tummy half way down the page put me off my morning dog biscuit!