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For example, we lack nationwide data to examine developments in the incidence of diabetic retinopathy, despite the fact that diabetes is often cited as the most typical cause of adult-onset blindness.35 Similarly, we lack data on hypoglycemia, which can be a common complication of overtreatment, because emergency section data on hypoglycemia became available only in 2006; in addition, codes for deaths due to hypoglycemia are seldom recorded and their reliability is unclear.15,36 Neuropathy, chronic kidney disease, peripheral vascular disease, and coronary and cerebrovascular disease are important targets for initiatives to prevent complications of diabetes.37 However, we lack data to verify if the frequency of these conditions is declining in parallel with the clinical outcomes captured from data on in-patient stays.‘Sportspeople getting direct alcohol-sector sponsorship of any sort, including payment of competition fees, charges for uniforms and the provision of alcoholic beverages, reported more hazardous drinking than those not receiving sponsorship,’ said Dr O’Brien. ‘Likewise, those receiving free of charge or discounted beverages from sponsors and those sportspeople that felt they were required to beverage their sponsor’s alcohol product at their establishments reported also higher degrees of drinking. ‘While finding that provision of free or discounted alcoholic beverages is associated with higher-reported drinking seems good sense, we needed to show that this type of sponsorship occurs clearly, and that it is associated with hazardous drinking actually.