Friday, 23 January 2015
Diabetes-related deaths in Wales fall by more than a quarter.
Deaths from diabetes-related conditions in Wales have fallen by more than a quarter in four years, a report for the Welsh government has found.
Ministers welcomed the 28% fall from 420 to 300, between 2009 and 2013, and said they were "taking action" to diagnose the disease early.
But a diabetes charity said performance was "patchy", with only one in three people meeting treatment targets.
Diabetes UK Cymru said the reduced deaths was part of a UK-wide trend.
Commenting on the report, Together for Health - a Diabetes Action Plan, Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething said ministers were "taking action to diagnose people with diabetes as early as possible and reduce the number of deaths associated with the condition".
"While we are making good progress, all of us still have a personal responsibility to look after our own health and not put ourselves at risk of falling victim to diabetes," he said.
More on this BBC story here.