Covid-19 killed thousands of people with diabetes, of all types. The aftermath is killing more.
A disturbing report by Diabetes UK this week found there were more than 7,000 excess deaths involving people with the various forms of the condition in 2022; a rise of 13 per cent when compared with pre-pandemic levels.
The situation is getting worse: in the first part of 2023, there were 1,461 excess deaths. That figure covers January to March. It is three times the number recorded in the same period in 2022.