Wake up call over diabetes threat, says city expert

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Between 10% and 15% more people in Sheffield could have diabetes within ten years, putting them at greater risk of heart attacks and strokes, say local experts.

A ‘startling’ rise in cases across the country underlines the need for changes in lifestyle, including a healthier diet and more exercise, they say.

New figures in the British Medical Journal indicate more than a third of adults are on the verge of developing diabetes. Sheffield is predicted to see 10% to 15% more people affected by the disease within ten years.

 

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