Poverty and poor health are inextricably linked. Poverty is a major cause of ill health and a barrier to accessing health care when needed. Poverty increases the chances of poor health. Poor health, in turn, traps communities in poverty.
This relationship is financial as well as other factors related to poverty, such as lack of information on appropriate health-promoting practices or lack of voice needed to make social services work for them. That’s why SpringAid Consultancy International has teamed up with NHS England to raise awareness on NHS type 2 diabetes.
There are around 3.5 million people in England with type 2 diabetes which leads to major complications such as sight loss, lower limb amputation and can contribute to kidney failure, heart attack and stroke, and it costs over £6billion every year and one in six patients in hospital now has diabetes. NHS England