'Three million' with diabetes

Research has shown that three million people in Britain have been diagnosed with diabetes, the equivalent to 4.6 per cent of the population. Experts say the figure is growing.

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'Biggest' diabetes public awareness campaign launched

The biggest ever public awareness campaign on Type 2 diabetes risk factors is being introduced, as health experts reveal that three million people in Britain have been diagnosed with diabetes.

Funds raised will help to pay for research into a vaccine for Type 1 diabetes as well as aiming to identify the 850,000 people in the UK who could be at risk from the condition.

A blood sugar rating of 4.9, for non-diabetics a blood sugar rating of 4.0 to 5.9 is normal before meals Credit: Hugo Philpott/PA Archive

The partnership between Diabetes UK and Tesco aims to provide information and advice to almost a million people with Type 2 diabetes, helping them to understand how to manage their condition.

Every year 24,000 people with diabetes die earlier than expected in England and Wales.

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