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Up to 24,000 diabetes deaths 'avoidable', says report

Up to 24,000 deaths from diabetes could be avoided in England each year, if patients and doctors better managed the condition, a report concludes.

The first audit of patient deaths from the condition said basic health checks, a good diet and regular medication could prevent most of them.

Jane Hughes reports.

  • 14 Dec 2011
  • From the section Health