According to Diabetes UK the country is struggling to tackle
the scrounge of type 1 diabetes in kids. The charity said that NHS must take
action to rectify this situation.
"The number of children being rushed to A&E with
such a life-threatening complication (as DKA) is shocking," said Douglas
Smallwood, chief executive of Diabetes UK. "With increased awareness and
education and more investment from the NHS in special paediatric diabetes care,
the number of emergency admissions could be dramatically reduced."
The data also reveals that some 3,300 children in England
were admitted to hospital between April 2006 and March 2007 with diabetes.
Furthermore of the 12,326 emergency admissions for diabetic ketoacidosis
(DKA) 25 percent were children or young
people under 18.
The report also added
that the number of hospital admissions of children with diabetes increased by
8% since last year.