Table 1

Numbers of people with diabetes from 2006 to 2020 by diabetes type and overall annual prevalence

Diabetes type200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Type 127 57128 16528 64429 04829 52730 02330 51330 82531 17431 50431 84632 10732 31732 49931 782
Type 2178 016188 433199 046209 534219 475228 321237 712246 770253 648260 174266 240270 578272 285273 884261 286
Other280529523181346537524028432346935071539958176231663371146886
All208 392219 550230 871242 047252 754262 372272 548282 288289 893297 077303 903308 916311 235313 497299 954
Est mid-year pop5 133 0005 170 0005 202 9005 231 9005 262 2005 299 9005 313 6005 327 7005 347 6005 373 0005 404 7005 424 8005 438 1005 463 3005 466 000
Crude prevalence all (%)4.14.24.44.64.85.05.15.35.45.55.65.75.75.75.5
  • Population figures used are based on the mid-year population estimate published by the National Records of Scotland. The cohort was defined in April 2020, thus incident cases from June to December 2020 are not included, resulting in a lower crude prevalence for that year. People are considered present in Scotland and included until they become unobservable for routine observations or prescriptions in an 18-month window. This may differ from numbers reported in the Scottish diabetes survey, where people are excluded when not registered with a GP practice.