NDM7552 - Member DebatesTabled on 14/01/2021 | For debate on 10/03/2021
To propose that the Senedd:
a) that Wales has the highest rates of type 2 diabetes anywhere in western Europe, with over 200,000 diagnosed, an estimated 65,000 with undiagnosed type 2, and a further 500,000 at risk of contracting diabetes;
b) that caring for people with diabetes already consumes 10 per cent of the NHS budget;
c) the heightened risks of catching COVID-19 for citizens who have diabetes as a pre-existing condition; and
d) the success and cost effectiveness of the award-winning Nutrition Skills for Life programme piloted in the Afan Valley.
2. Urges the Welsh Government to mainstream the Nutrition Skills for Life programme throughout Wales as a central element of a Welsh diabetes prevention plan.