I suffered from a deep vein thrombosis in my right leg about sixteen years ago.
I was treated very well in Emergency and elected to be treated as a private patient.
I was placed in a six-bed room and was there for six days.
The blood thinning medication worked straight away but I was kept in owing to the risk of a detached blood clot.
How is this relevant to this thread?
I think ten other people were in my room during my stay.
I was the only one in there WITHOUT diabetes....
At least three people were diagnosed as diabetic after admission.
If this is a true sample something should be done (remember this was years ago)
This is costing all of us a large proportion of our taxes.
If diabetes can be reduced by charging more for high sugar drinks it should be done as soon as possible.
The analogy with cigarettes is valid.
High added sugar foods should be taxed higher and advertising reduced or eliminated.
That should reduce demand.