- In 2009-10, there were 2.3 million adults diagnosed with diabetes in England and a further 800,000 people suffering from diabetes who remained undiagnosed.
- The percentage of the population diagnosed with diabetes doubled between 1994 and 2009 and is increasing.
- The number of people with diabetes (diagnosed and undiagnosed) will rise from 3.1 million to 3.8 million by 2020.
- Budget for diabetes is £3.9 billion
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The RSPCA has outlined in detail its policy on the shooting of seals that attack salmon stocks "as an absolute last resort".
We started the week warm, wet and windy but it will end much cooler and brighter.
The RSPCA is being criticised over its new welfare standards which permit salmon farmers to kill seals that attack fish stocks.