Type 2 diabetes: Data reveals hotspots for cases – BBC News

Type 2 diabetes: Data reveals hotspots for cases - BBC News

Type 2 Diabetes: Data Reveals Hotspots For Cases - BBC News

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Prescriptions for kind 2 diabetes have risen by a third in England in the last five years from 26 million to 35 million a year, according to NHS data.

The analysis of the data also shows there are hotspots for the disease in London and Lincolnshire, with the London borough of Newham having twice the national average of prescriptions.

Diabetes UK said it was a good sign that the disease was being diagnosed.

The next step was getting people to “manage their condition better”.

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The figures that were looked at by data analysis company Exasol stretched to more than 700 million rows on spreadsheets and included every prescription handed out by pharmacies in England from August 2010 to July 2016.

A mapping of the data presents large fluctuations across the country.

Type 2 Diabetes: Data Reveals Hotspots For Cases - BBC News

London boroughs have three of the highest prescribing regions – with Tower Hamlets and Harrow as well as Newham in the top 10.

There is also a hotspot in the East Midlands – with Lincolnshire having two of the top three highest prescribing regions – in East Lindsey and South Holland.

Krishna Sarda, the engagement communities director for Diabetes UK, told the BBC both Lincolnshire and London had similarities in their populations.

“Lincolnshire is such a huge patch. It’s also got a very large migrant population and a very large working class population, ” he told.

“In London and the East Midlands there is a very large BME( black and minority ethnic) population and ethnic minorities are between two to four times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.”

He said both areas have done a lot of work around prevention and raising awareness of the condition.

“One of the consequences of doing a lot of prevention and raising awareness is people go to their GPs to get a blood exam done.

“So the greater the numbers in the population demographically – and the campaign work that’s happened in London and East Midlands – you’ll have more people coming into the get registered as being diagnosed with type 2.

“It’s a very positive thing that people are picking up in the media, our campaign and other campaigns going on.”

Type 2 Diabetes: Data Reveals Hotspots For Cases - BBC News

Top 10 regions for form 2 diabetes prescriptions

Newham( London) East Lindsey( Lincolnshire) South Holland( Lincolnshire) Tower Hamlets( London) Tendring( Essex) Nuneaton and Bedworth( Warwickshire) Harrow( London) North Warwickshire( Warwickshire) Oldham( Greater Manchester) Sunderland( Tyne and Wear)

Type 2 Diabetes: Data Reveals Hotspots For Cases - BBC News
Type 2 Diabetes: Data Reveals Hotspots For Cases - BBC News
Type 2 Diabetes: Data Reveals Hotspots For Cases - BBC News
Type 2 Diabetes: Data Reveals Hotspots For Cases - BBC News
Type 2 Diabetes: Data Reveals Hotspots For Cases - BBC News

Type 2 Diabetes: Data Reveals Hotspots For Cases - BBC News

Type 2 Diabetes: Data Reveals Hotspots For Cases - BBC News

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