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.