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David Cameron talks about diabetes in the House of Commons

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David Cameron has told the House of Commons this week that he wants to see improvements in the prevention of Type 2 diabetes and better care planning for people with the condition.

The Prime Minister was responding to Labour MP Keith Vaz, who had asked him to raise awareness of diabetes ahead of World Diabetes Day next week.

David Cameron said: "The consequences of diabetes, in terms of appalling things such as leg amputations, cost the NHS literally billions of pounds a year. If we can get better at preventing diabetes, and then testing and better at helping diabetics themselves, we can make huge savings while improving people’s quality of life."

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