Newham tops list of diabetes prescriptions in England

File photo dated 03/10/14 of a nurse gives a patient a diabetes test, as three-quarters of older chi

File photo dated 03/10/14 of a nurse gives a patient a diabetes test, as three-quarters of older children with diabetes are not receiving key checks to keep their condition under control, a new report has found. - Credit: PA WIRE

More prescriptions for type 2 diabetes are made in the borough than anywhere else in the country.

NHS data analysed by Exasol show Newham has more than double the amount of people using medication such as Metformin, Gliclazide and Sitagliptin.

Neighbouring Tower Hamlets was also high in the list, coming in at fourth.

Sean Jackson, chief marketing officer at Exasol, said he hoped the data could help reduce the problem, adding: “We can see the proof that diabetes prescribing has increased drastically over the past five years.”