The fight against diabetes has gone backwards in crucial areas and a total revamp of official strategy is needed, ground-breaking analysis has found.

Alarming findings from 25 years of medical data will be presented tonight to a crisis summit of clinicians, health bosses and politicians.

"When people say, 'It's going to get worse', it's already got worse - we are now in the middle of the epidemic. On the wards it's a third of the patients. In some wards it would be more than a third. This is a huge number," said Professor David Simmons, an international diabetes expert who

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