250,000 Scots Have Diabetes
Almost a quarter of a million Scots now have diabetes.
That according to latest figures out today.
The Scottish Diabetes survey show that the number of people with the condition has increased 10 thousand a year.
A total of 247,278 people now have diabetes - almost 5% of the population.
The majority of these people - some 217,500 - have type 2 diabetes, a form of the disease which can be caused by an unhealthy lifestyle and which is also more common among older people.