A report from the Men’s Health Forum reveals that men are more likely to develop diabetes than women and are more likely to experience life-changing or even life-ending consequences.
The Men’s Health Forum’s new report ‘One In Ten: The Male Diabetes Crisis’ shows:
- Men are 26% more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than women – with Public Health England estimates showing that 9.6% of men have type 1 or type 2 diabetes vs. 7.6% of women.
- One man in 10 now has diabetes.
- Men are more likely to be overweight (BMI 25+) and to develop diabetes at a lower BMI (body mass index) than women. However, they are less likely to be aware that they are overweight or to participate in weight management programmes.
- Men are more likely to suffer from diabetic retinopathy, foot ulcers and to have a foot amputation.
- Men are more likely to die, and to die prematurely, as a result of diabetes. The age-standardised mortality rate for men with an underlying cause of death as diabetes mellitus is 40% higher than it is for women.
- NHS Health Checks
- Routine eye tests
- Weight management programmes
- Diabetes Education programmes