Adults with doctor-diagnosed diabetes

Source: NHS Digital

Base: Adults aged 16 and over

The rate of doctor-diagnosed diabetes has risen from 2.4% in 1994 to 6.9% in 2016.

Note: The HSE data makes no distinction between type 1 and type 2 diabetes because of changing patterns of the disease. 

Year-on-year fluctuations may not indicate real changes and can be within the margins of sampling error. We comment only on the changes that are more likely to reflect a real change.


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