Rates of stroke and kidney failure in people with diabetes have reached record levels, according to a new analysis. The conditions – which are complications of diabetes – jumped to their highest level in 2009/10, Diabetes UK said.
More than 16,000 people with diabetes in England are estimated to have had a stroke in 2009/10, based on an incidence rate of 0.69%. This represents a 57% rise since 2006/07.
More than 8,800 people with diabetes are also thought to have suffered kidney failure in 2009/10, based on an incidence rate of 0.38%. This is 31% higher than in 2006/07.
In the UK, there are currently 2.9 million people diagnosed with Type 1 or 2 diabetes. Full Text