New campaign calls for government to prioritise diabetes care and prevention
Investing in diabetes care must be made a priority as we recover from the pandemic, a new campaign will tell the government.
Diabetes UK has launched its Diabetes is Serious campaign after its recent report, Diabetes Can’t Wait, highlighted the negative impact the pandemic has had on those living with diabetes and the management of their care.
It found that:
- One in three people with diabetes are still waiting for cancelled appointments during the pandemic to be rescheduled
- A third have had no contact with their healthcare professional team during the pandemic
- Almost half had difficulties managing their diabetes during the pandemic.
The report prompted the launch of the Diabetes is Serious campaign, with people encouraged to sign an open letter to Health Secretary Sajid Javid, calling on him to recognise the seriousness of diabetes and take action by making diabetes care a key priority.