News in brief: Diabetes is a higher risk for those living in poverty

Britain’s poorest communities are 2.5 times more likely to develop type-2 diabetes and 3.5 times more likely to develop serious complications of diabetes than people from higher socio-economic groups, says a World Diabetes Day report. The report shows that following diagnosis, people in deprived communities do not receive the vital health checks they need to prevent complications developing (www.worlddiabetesday.org). 

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