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Type 2 Diabetes

Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of Type 2 diabetes were recorded in school children in each year since 1997. [107728]

An estimated 3.2 per cent. of the adult population in England (around 1.3 million people) have diagnosed diabetes. Approximately 15 per cent. of people with diabetes have Type 1 and 85 per cent. have Type 2. Information on the number of school children with Type 2 diabetes is not collected centrally.