Diabetes: Young People

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 15th January 2019.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people under 21 years old have developed Type 2 diabetes in each of the last five years.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The following table details the number of people who were diagnosed with type 2 or other diabetes when aged 20 years or under in England and Wales in each of the five calendar years 2013 to 2017:

Calendar year

Number of people











Source: National Diabetes Audit (NDA)


- The NDA does not hold comprehensive data on children with diabetes;

- Disclosure control has been applied to all figures, as per the NDA publication. All numbers are rounded to the nearest five, unless the number is one to seven, in which case it is rounded to five.

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