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Consultant Warns That People Must Act Now to Stop ‘Tidal Wave’ of Diabetes

A woman tests her blood sugar level as part of her management of diabetes. (David Proeber, AP)
A woman tests her blood sugar level as part of her management of diabetes. (David Proeber, AP)

(Banbury Cake) – A top doctor has warned of a “tidal wave” of diabetes patients as figures revealed one in 10 people are at risk of developing the disease in the county.

The statistics, released today by Public Health England (PHE), show more than 58,000 people could be at risk of getting Type 2 diabetes later in life due to high blood sugar levels.

The disease can potentially shorten a sufferer’s life by up to 10 years, lead to blindness, and in extreme cases foot amputations.

The report is the most comprehensive study by PHE and has led to calls for immediate action before thousands more suffer.

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