Lower income children more affected by diabetes

According to a report from diabetes charity Diabetes UK, children with diabetes who live in deprived areas face higher risks of developing diabetes-related complications such as amputation and blindness than similar children from more affluent backgrounds.
The report indicates that affluence has a major bearing on the type of diabetes care received. The charity audited almost 2,000 young people and children and looked at blood glucose control alongside a number of other factors. The study included the age at which the child was diagnosed, the duration of their diabetes, where they lived and the clinics they were treated in.
The results indicate that blood glucose levels amongst children with diabetes from deprived areas were 0.5 per cent up on kids from affluent areas. The study was published in the journal Diabetic Medicine.

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