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The Welsh Government says its diabetes strategy is working to deliver better healthcare for those with the condition, as well as focusing on the need for improved education.
It comes after a report by charity Diabetes UK Cymru said millions of pounds spent caring for people in Wales with diabetes isn't being used effectively.
A Welsh Government spokesperson said: “The Together for Health - Diabetes Delivery Plan, which was launched in September 2013, puts patient awareness and support at the heart of the Welsh Government’s diabetes strategy.
“A key element is the introduction of a diabetes patient management system, which will allow clinicians to deliver better healthcare for people with diabetes.
"The plan also focuses on the need for education about diabetes so patients are fully involved in their care and able to contribute to the development of their personalised care plans.
“Health boards and NHS trusts have also developed their own plans to prevent diabetes and reduce the risk of long-term diabetic complications for their populations.”
The Director of Diabetes UK Cymru has warned that an 'eye-watering' amount of diabetes care money "isn't being used effectively".
The Welsh NHS spends around £500 million per year on diabetes care, but the charity says that money is mostly spent on treating complications instead of preventative care.
Mr Williams cited improved provision of diabetes education and better foot care as two examples of good healthcare that could help prevent more long-term complications arising.
Money spent caring for people in Wales with diabetes isn't being used effectively, according to the charity Diabetes UK.
NHS Wales spends around £500million a year on diabetes care. But the charity says most of that is spent treating complications that could have been prevented through good healthcare.
The Welsh Government says its diabetes strategy is working to improve healthcare and reduce the risk of long-term complications.