Big rise in diabetes threatens the NHS

Diabetes is spiralling out of control and is a threat to the NHS, says a  UK advocacy group.

Cases in England and Wales have risen almost 60% in the past decade - with an additional 1.2 million adults living with the condition compared with 10 years ago.

The figures, extracted from NHS data and analysed by Diabetes UK, show more than 3.3 million people have been diagnosed with the disease.

Barbara Young, chief executive of Diabetes UK, says the NHS must prioritise providing better care, along with improved and more