I'm sure you are aware that eating and drinking in too much sugar puts you at risk of Type 2 Diabetes, amongst other health risks.
Diabetes UK has released new research which shows that diagnoses of all types of diabetes have grown massively since 1998.
They now believe that there are around 3.7 million people over the age of 17 living with the disease in the UK.
Although the research doesn’t break the figures down between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the rise has been sharper for type 2 driven largely by obesity.
Both types of diabetes are associated with serious risk of complications including blindness, cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney failure and even amputations.
The study also breaks down the variations of the prevalence of diabetes around the regions of the UK, with the Black Country in the West Midlands having the highest number of cases, and South East England, Wales and Northern Ireland with the lowest.
Diabetes UK also think that these numbers are likely to be much higher than the data suggests as estimates indicate that there may well be another million people in the UK with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.
You can read the full article in the Guardian here.
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