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.

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