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Diabetes: Bexley

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children under the age of 16 had (a) type one and (b) type two diabetes in the Bexley Primary Care Trust area in the most recent year for which figures are available. (244753)

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 also be up to 1,000 children with type 2 diabetes in England.