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New figures show massive diabetes risk in our region

Over 13% of people in Dorset and Torbay are at risk of diabetes. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

More than half a million people in the South West are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, says NHS England.

Worst off are Dorset and Torbay, where over 13% of people are at risk of the disease.

The NHS' figures are based on a rise in high blood sugar levels.