Professor John Gregory
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Concern over children being admitted to hospital with diabetes

Action to reduce the number of Welsh children with type 1 diabetes from being admitted to hospital is needed as cases continue to rise, experts warn.

The study by a number of Welsh universities showed under-15s were five times more likely to need hospital care than non-diabetic children.

Academics said treating the condition was complex and "poor management" can lead to medical emergencies.

Professor John Gregory of Cardiff University said there was a "burden" of hospitalisation for patients and their families.

  • 14 Apr 2015
  • From the section Wales
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