Talking about diabetes helps you learn says sufferer

There are thought to be 850,000 people who don not know they have type 2 diabetes.

A record breaking three million people have now been diagnosed with the disease, and experts are warning unless more is done to prevent the condition, the NHS could become burdened with unsustainable costs.

Diabetes sufferer Lynda Marks said dealing with the condition is much easier once you start talking about it.

She said: "It's difficult... to begin with."

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'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.