Diabetes levels at an all time high
More people in Scotland have diabetes than ever before – and the number is continuing to rise, according to figures published by a charity.
Diabetes Scotland said the number of people registered with the condition reached an all-time high of 276,000 last year.
About 17,200 of these had been newly-diagnosed, the charity said.
About 10% of the total had Type 1 diabetes, with the majority of the remainder diagnosed with Type 2.
The charity also said an estimated 45,500 people were living with undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes in Scotland.
The figures were released to coincide with the start of Diabetes Week, which aims to raise awareness of the condition.