Stroke and kidney failure complications of diabetes are on the rise. Recent observation of around 2 million patient with diabetes type 1 and type 2 showed that the number of strokes has increased dramatically over last 5 years.
13,000 people had a stroke in 2009-2010 comparing to around 6,000 in 2006 -2007. More than 7,000 had a kidney failure, which is 31% in comparison to the same period in 2006- 2007.
This is a worrying trend and increase rate is shocked everyone concerned with a diabetes issues, charities claim. A lot of people with both diabetes type are unaware of possible kidney problems. 7 % of them haven't had their blood pressure checked in months.
According to Barbara Young, chief executive of the Diabetes UK charity the trend is really serious because a lot of people still have no access to the regular check-ups which poses a significant threat to the nation's health.
It is important to note that stroke and kidney failure is expensive to treat, while regular check-ups is far more expensive an help to keep normal life quality for patients with diabetes of both types.
Across the UK, 2.9 million people have diabetes, and another 850,000 are believed to have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes.
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