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Wrong, Americans are unhealthy because they eat too much bad food and don't exercise, nothing to do with poor healthcare.

I attended one of these courses over here as advised by my GP. I'm not diabetic and he told me I might never become diabetic, I was classed as being a borderline subject by NHS measurements. The ignorance of a lot of the people in the group I attended was with incredible. A lot of them didn't know the result of diabetes could be limb amputation. Everybody on the course lost weight and started walking more. We have a recap this April -one year since we did the course- to remind us what we should be doing and see if we have kept up with the regimes we put ourselves on.

I would recommend everybody to attend these courses if possible, diabetes is preventable.

Diabetes NHS costs could hit £17 billion. According to Public Health England there are currently 4.5 million people in the UK who have diabetes, mainly type 2, but that could rise to 5 million if obesity is not tackled. The current cost of treating diabetes is £10 billion a year which is nearly 10 per cent of the health service’s entire budget.

https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/index.html
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