The report found that the risk of premature death for people with diabetes
was more than twice as high for those who had not consistently had their blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure checks in the preceding seven years (3).
Spending on people with diabetes
reached $16,021 per capita in 2014, an $897 increase from the year before, and over $10,000 higher than per capita spending for people without diabetes.
New figures based on NHS data reveal that an estimated 25,696 people with diabetes
in Wales are not getting the check, which equates to 28% of people with Type 1 diabetes and 13% with Type 2 diabetes.
The charity warned that more needs to be done to target those at risk of type 2 as well as improving healthcare for all people with diabetes
Also, those who walked had a lower risk of mortality due to cardiovascular disease, which people with diabetes
are at higher risk of developing, according to a study published in August in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
For people with diabetes
, stroke risk may depend as much on how long you've had the condition as on the diagnosis itself, Elkind said.
A survey by charity Diabetes UK found 29% of people with diabetes
in the region kept their diabetes a secret.
Overall, the study found people with diabetes
were 70 percent more likely
Diabetes UK Cymru is also encouraging people not to buy 'diabetic' foods and chocolates as a 'treat' or as a gift for people with diabetes
People with diabetes
face an increased risk of damage to the nerves and blood supply to their feet, which can cause numbness as a result of the lifelong condition.
It also calls for people with diabetes
admitted to hospital for any reason to have their feet examined, and protected, and, if they develop any foot problems to have it assessed by a doctor, nurse or podiatrist within 24 hours.
Furthermore, depression is associated with increased 10-year mortality in people with diabetes
, but not in those without the condition.