Thursday, 22 November 2018

Type 2 diabetes affects 7,000 under-25s in England and Wales

Type 2 diabetes affects 7,000 under-25s in England and Wales There are nearly 7,000 children and young adults under 25 with type 2 diabetes in England and Wales - about 10 times the number reported before, according to Diabetes UK.

Its analysis of 2016-17 data found most were being treated in GP practices rather than in specialist units.

The condition is linked to obesity and is more aggressive in children.

Child health experts said the government should act now to implement proposals to cut childhood obesity. BBC News

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