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18 June 2012 09:19
A rise in obesity has contributed to the increase in the number of people suffering from type 2 diabetes
Almost 1 in 70 adults in the UK are unaware that they have type 2 diabetes, according to a new report.
The paper by Diabetes UK, released as part of Diabetes Week, warns that around 850,000 adults could have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes, a condition that can lead to serious health complications, including amputation, blindness and kidney failure.
Poor diet, lack of exercise and the rise in the number of people who are overweight are all thought to be contributing to recent increase in the number of people suffering from type 2 diabetes.
The condition can go undiagnosed for many years and the charity is hoping this report will encourage more people to have health checks to see if they are at risk.
Barbara Young, chief executive of Diabetes UK said "These figures show that every time we walk down our local high street, we are likely to be walking past people who have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes."
She added "This is a real concern because it is only by getting the condition diagnosed early that people can start getting the treatment they need to prevent serious health complications."
If you know you have diabetes and are planning a holiday make sure you get
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