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Diabetes

Making a difference in diabetes

Diabetes is a common life-long health condition. There are 3.2 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and an estimated 630,000 people who have the condition, but don’t know it. (Source: Diabetes UK).

Most health experts agree that the UK is facing a huge increase in the number of people with diabetes: since 1996 diagnoses have increased from 1.4 million to 2.9 million (Source: Diabetes UK). By 2025 it is estimated that five million people will have diabetes. Most of these cases will be Type 2 diabetes, because of our ageing population and rapidly rising numbers of overweight and obese people. (Source: Diabetes UK).

Whilst there is no cure for diabetes at the moment, management of the disease has become ever more effective. Roche has worked in the field of diabetes for over 30 years and has become a leader in pioneering developments that allow people with diabetes to monitor and manage their condition.

Through our diabetes technologies, data management tools, and ongoing research into new therapies, we aim to enable healthcare professionals to make decisions about treatment based on precise, accurate and actionable information, as well as the latest innovations in the field.

The future of diabetes management promises continued innovation, thanks to Roche’s focus on personalised healthcare - an approach that specifically takes into account emerging knowledge about the molecular pathology of diseases and of peoples’ individual characteristics.