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Diabetes In Wales

Right now there are 177,000 people in Wales living with diabetes, and estimates suggest a further 70,000 people in Wales have diabetes but are either unaware or have no confirmed diagnosis.

Another 540,000 people could be at high risk of developing diabetes, and the numbers are rising every year. If current trends continue, by 2025, it is estimated that 300,000 people in Wales will have Diabetes. 

Diabetes accounts for 10 per cent of the annual NHS Wales budget. This is approximately £500m a year. Eighty per cent of this figure is spent on managing complications, most of which could be prevented.

Increasing prevalence in Wales

In this section you can find out more about our work in Wales, read about some of our key successes, get to know the Diabetes UK Cymru team and read about some of the most important healthcare policies that affect people living with diabetes in Wales.


State of the Nation - Wales

Our State of the Nation report gives an important overview of diabetes care and service delivery in Wales and demonstrates the standards of care being received.

State of the Nation front cover

State of the Nation front cover