Over 10000 people in South Tyneside with diabetes

Reported in Newcastle Evening Chronicle 13 June: 

"More than one million people in the North of England have diabetes, according to NHS Digital,  in figures highlighted by the charity Diabetes UK at the beginning of Diabetes Week. According to the latest figures, covering the year 2020-2021... in South Tyneside there are 10,026 diabetics... 

And the charity is also concerned that thousands of people are not able to access the vital care for the condition which they need.

The charity pointed to figures which show how - across the North of England - just 34% of people with diabetes had all eight of the recommended health checks diabetes should have - and it's understood this is worse in more deprived areas of the country."