A diabetes consultant from the Midlands is warning that more children will have to live with the condition if we don't reduce the number of overweight children in our region.
Professor Timothy Barrett has seen an increasing number of younger patients coming to see him with Type 2 diabetes which is linked to an unhealthy lifestyle
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Five-time Olympic gold medallist rower, Sir Steve Redgrave, will officially open the new Leicester Diabetes Centre later today.
The multi-million pound facility at Leicester General Hospital is one of the largest diabetes centres in Europe. The centre is a partnership between the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, the University of Leicester and the local community.
Professor Melanie Davies, Professor of Diabetes Medicine and Co-Director of the Centre said, "The focus of the Leicester Diabetes Centre's research is to improve outcomes and the health of people with diabetes and to stop those at high risk of type 2 diabetes developing it at all."
One of the centres aims will be on finding new ways of identifying people at high risk of diabetes and developing effective interventions to stop, slow and treat the condition.
Midlands cities have some of the highest rates of diabetes in England, according to new research.
Just under 10% of people aged over 16 have diabetes in Birmingham, Walsall and Wolverhampton. One in ten people in Leicester have diabetes, making it one of the top ten places in the country for having high rates of the condition.
Diabetes UK launches its largest ever type 2 campaign in the UK today. 50,000 East Midlanders may unknowingly have the condition.Read the full story ›
It is estimated more than 50,000 people in the East Midlands are living with type 2 diabetes without knowing they have the condition.
The charity, Diabetes UK, launches its largest ever campaign today to encourage people to have their risk of the condition assessed.