Diabetes

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 3 July 2023.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people are diagnosed as being diabetic; and what estimate he has made of the number of such people in 2030.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The below table shows the most recent data on the number of people in England with a diabetes diagnosis.

In 2016, Public Health England published the estimated number of people aged 16 years old or older, who would have diabetes in England in 2030, would be 4.8 million, a prevalence of 9.3%

Diabetes type

England

Type 1

270,935

Type 2 and other

3,336,980

Total

3,607,920

Notes:

  1. Disclosure control has been applied to all figures, as per the National Diabetes Audit publication – all numbers are rounded to the nearest 5, unless the number is 1 to 7, in which case it is rounded to ‘5’. Consequently, totals may not sum.
  2. Diabetes type is reported as ‘Type 1’ and ‘Type 2 and other’ within the National Diabetes Audit.
  3. ‘Type 1’ includes where a person is recorded as having Type 1 diabetes in the National Diabetes Audit .
  4. ‘Type 2 and other’ includes where a person is recorded as having Type 2 diabetes, Maturity-onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY), other or non-specified diabetes in the NDA.
  5. Country (England or Wales) was mapped from the organisation that submitted the person’s National Diabetes Audit record.
  6. The National Diabetes Audit audit year 2021-22 ran from 1 January 2021 to 31 March 2022.

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