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Type 2 diabetes in children up by nearly 60%

LocalGov are reporting that new analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) has revealed there were 866 cases of those aged under 25 reported to have Type 2 diabetes and who received treatment from Paediatric Diabetes Units in 2019/20.

The figures, published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, showed an increase of 76 (9.6%) on the previous year and of 322 (59%) on 2014/15.