More than 26,000 children and young people cared for in Paediatric Diabetes Units were registered with diabetes last year, new figures show A thousand more children suffering from diabetes were reported last year and there remains significant regional disparity between the quality of care given to young sufferers in England and Wales, a report has warned. The latest National Paediatric Diabetes Audit also revealed a “worryingly high” number of young people aged 12 and over showing signs of potentially serious complications.