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Diabetes awareness walk takes place in Leicester

A number of people have walked in Leicester today to raise awareness to the risk of diabetes. Photo: Credit: ITV News Central

A number of people walked through the Victoria Park in Leicester today to raise awareness to the risk of diabetes among black and Asian communities.

The walk was led by the members of the Dawoodi Bohra Community.

They raised more than £30,000 working in association with the University of Leicester as well as a number of diabetes centres.

The walk in Leicester's Victoria Park was joined by doctors from nearby hospitals. Credit: ITV News Central

Doctors from the city's hospitals joined the walk today as well. There were free diabetes checks offered at the park.

It is estimated that south Asians are two to three times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than Europeans.