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.