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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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800,000 suffering from diabetes remain undiagnosed

  • 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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