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Diabetes: Children

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children have been diagnosed with diabetes in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (a) primary care trust area and (b) strategic health authority area. (242871)

Data for the number of children diagnosed with diabetes are not available. However, estimates based on the National Diabetes Audit, suggest there are an estimated 20,000 children with diabetes in England (the vast majority of them type 1 diabetes) and some experts suggest that there may also be up to 1,000 children with type 2 diabetes in England.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children under the age of 16 have (a) type 1 and (b) type 2 diabetes in (i) England, (ii) the North West, (iii) the Stockport Primary Care Trust area and (iv) Cheadle constituency. (243072)

Data for the number of children of school age diagnosed with diabetes are not available. However, estimates suggest there are an estimated 20,000 children with diabetes in England (the vast majority type 1 diabetes), and some experts suggest that there may be up to 1,000 children with type 2 diabetes in England.1

1 Data sourced from the Paediatric National Diabetes Audit and Diabetes UK