National Diabetes Week falls between June 11th 2017 to June 17th 2017. To mark this event NHS England has released a short animation for the general public offering basic advice, and promoting the Diabetes Prevention Programme and Healthier You.
Type 2 diabetes prevention programme. [Online]: NHS England, June 14th 2017.
NHS DPP Wave 2
The Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme: Wave 2, which is run collaboratively by NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK, will cover 13 extra areas and serve a further 25% of the population
New parts of the country set to benefit from expansion of diabetes prevention programme. [Online]: NHS England, June 16th 2017.
Obesity Prevalence: Global Burden of Disease Study
Possibly also of wider background interest; 107.7 million children and 603.7 million adults were obese in 2015. Since 1980, the prevalence of obesity has doubled in over 70 countries.
GBD 2015 Obesity Collaborators (2017). Health effects of overweight and obesity in 195 countries over 25 years. New England Journal of Medicine. June 12th 2017. [Epub ahead of print].
Being overweight, not just obese, still carries serious health risks. London: NHS Choices; Behind the Headlines, June 13th 2017.