MPs to tackle diabetes care

Too many patients with diabetes are developing potentially life-threatening complications because they are not receiving the straightforward care and support they need, MPs have said.

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Diabetes 'kills 24,000 people needlessly a year'

Every year, 24,000 people with diabetes die simply because their disease has not been effectively managed, MPs have said.

Patients with diabetes are not receiving the right care, MPs have warned Credit: PA Wire

According to the Public Accounts Committee, too many patients with diabetes are developing potentially life-threatening complications because they are not receiving the straightforward care and support they need.

Unless diabetes care in the NHS improves "significantly" patients will continue to die prematurely, the committee found.

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