How many people in Lanarkshire have diabetes?
According to the Scottish Diabetes Survey (2014) there are 34,013 people in Lanarkshire currently diagnosed 34,013 people in Lanarkshire have diabeteswith diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is seen in 11% of all people in Lanarkshire with diabetes and 88% have Type 2 diabetes.
Half of the people with diabetes in Lanarkshire are aged 65 years of age or over.
As many as 15% of hospital in-patients at any one time may have diabetes therefore it is essential that all hospital staff are aware of the requirements of a patient with diabetes visiting hospital.