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Type 2 diabetes affects 7000 young people in England and Wales, analysis shows

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k4929 (Published 22 November 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4929
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Paediatricians have called for urgent action to tackle childhood obesity after new figures showed that almost 7000 children and young adults in England and Wales are being treated for type 2 diabetes.

Recent figures from the national paediatrics diabetes audit1 showed that 715 people under 25 were receiving care for type 2 diabetes from paediatric diabetes units in England and Wales.

But an analysis by the charity Diabetes UK,2 incorporating data from general practice, shows that the prevalence of type 2 diabetes is far greater, …

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