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Urgent need to tackle Type 2 diabetes in Plymouth

A leading diabetes consultant, Dr Patrick English, has said if nothing is done to tackle the rising diabetes problem in Plymouth, the city is looking at a time bomb.

The latest figures have revealed that there are more than 12,000 people in the city diagnosed with it and the figure is increasing by an average of 1,000 people a year. Around 90% of those diagnosed have Type 2 diabetes, which can be caused by being overweight.

Around 10% of people diagnosed have Type 1 diabetes, an auto-immune condition which cannot be prevented.

Here's our interview with Dr English