Rates of stroke and kidney failure in people with diabetes have surged in England, according to new analysis by Diabetes UK.
An audit of 1.9 million people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes found more than 13,000 had a stroke in 2009-10, a 57% rise from 2006-7.
And more than 7,000 had kidney failure, up 31% from 2006-7.
Barbara Young, chief executive of the charity, said the rates of the complications were “shocking”.
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