To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of undiagnosed cases of diabetes; and if she will publish this figure annually.
In 2006, 2.52 million people are estimated to have diabetes. The latest quality and outcomes framework (QOF) results for 2005-06 show that 75 per cent. of this estimated total (1.89 million people) have their diabetes diagnosed therefore there are an estimated 630,000 people who remain undiagnosed. QOF data is published annually.