Somerset one of the worse areas in England for diabetes checks

A patient undergoing a blood test for diabetes Credit: Hugo Philpott/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Somerset is one of worst areas in England for NHS checks for diabetes. That's according to a new report by Diabetes UK out today.

Only 2.4% of 40 to 74 year olds were offered a check which looks for risks of diabetes, heart disease and stroke and kidney failure last year during a period in 2011/2012. Almost 4% of those eligable in Bristol were checked.