Rates of stroke and kidney failure in diabetes patients are at record high

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 26 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2296
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Rates of stroke and kidney failure in people with diabetes have risen to record levels in England, warns Diabetes UK.

The charity has analysed the latest data from the National Diabetes Audit, which is run by the NHS Information Centre using information from primary care trusts, hospital trusts, and specialist paediatric units. The data show that the prevalence of stroke among people registered in the audit was 0.69% in 2009-10, up from 0.65% in the previous year and 0.44% in 2006-7. Using the …

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