(4th January 2013)
Diabetes UK has compiled a new international league table which shows that the UK has the world's fifth highest rate of Type 1 diagnosis in children aged up to 14. The league table, based on estimates from the International Diabetes Federation, shows that 24.5 per 100,000 children aged 0 to 14 in the UK are diagnosed with the condition every year. Of all the countries with data, only Finland, Sweden, Saudi Arabia and Norway have higher rates. The rate in the UK is over double that in France (12.2) and Italy (12.1). In Papua New Guinea and Venezuela, which have the joint lowest reported rates in the world, just 0.1 per 100,000 develop the condition a year.
BBC News report: www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20875495
Diabetes UK league table: www.diabetes.org.uk/About_us/News_Landing_Page/UK-has-worlds-5th- highest-rate-of-Type-1-diabetes-in-children/List-of-countries-by-inciden ce-of-Type-1-diabetes-ages-0-to-14/