Figures obtained by UEA Journalism show hospitals in Essex had just over 130,000 hospital admissions for diabetes in the past two years. Diabetes UK estimate that more than five million people in the UK are living with diabetes and say it’s an ‘all time high.’
Nigel lives in Essex and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the end of last year. He explains the impact it’s had on his life:
Our investigative reporter Paris Maben-Hume found this out through submitting a freedom of information request to Essex hospitals. She will have a full report in our 3pm radio bulletin.