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Complication rate for diabetes patients leads to higher death rates

 

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Complication rate for diabetes patients leads to higher death rates

In 2013 there were 23,986 premature deaths in England and Wales due to diabetes as compared to the general population.

Those with Type 1 diabetes were 131 per cent more likely to die in 2013 than their peers without the condition, and those with Type 2 diabetes were 32 per cent more likely to die.

The figures appear in a report commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) as part of the national clinical audit programme.