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Diabetes: Young People

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many 16 to 24-year-olds are being treated for diabetes in (a) England, (b) Leicester and (c) the East Midlands; (308747)

(2) how many 16 to 24-year-olds in (a) England, (b) Leicester and (c) the East Midlands have been diagnosed with (i) type 1 diabetes and (ii) type 2 diabetes.

The data requested are not collected routinely, as participation in the National Diabetes Audit (NDA) is not mandatory. The NDA does not have 100 per cent. coverage or participation and therefore cannot provide the information required.

Data from “Growing Up with Diabetes: children and young people with diabetes in England” reported that in February 2009 there were 4,917 people aged 16 and 17 in England with diabetes and 331 people aged 16 and 17 in the East Midlands Strategic Health Authority (SHA) with diabetes.

Of the 4,917 people aged 16 and 17 in England with diabetes, 4,629 had type 1 diabetes and 288 had type 2 diabetes. In the East Midlands SHA there were 313 people aged 16 and 17 with type 1 diabetes and 18 people aged 16 and 17 with type 2 diabetes.

This survey did not collect data on people aged 18 and over and data are only available by SHA.