Diabetes is on the rise

MORE people are being diagnosed with diabetes in Northumberland.

Figures from Diabetes UK show that 440 more people are living with diabetes in the county than there were just a year ago, up to a total of 20,668 from 20,223. It represents 7.9 per cent of people in Northumberland, and the figure is expected to rise to 8.7 per cent by 2020.