Diabetes money 'not being used effectively' says charity

Diabetes UK says money spent on treating the condition isn't used effectively. Credit: Hugo Philpott/PA Wire

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.

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Diabetes money not being used 'effectively' says charity

Money used to treat diabetes in Wales is not always used 'effectively,' according to a new report from Diabetes UK. The charity says that the vast majority of funds are spent on treating complications that may have been preventable.