Diabetes on the rise | Anglia

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Check out Elodie Harper’s report on diabetes

Three hundred and sixty-five thousand people in the ITV Anglia area were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last year. That is an increase of thirteen thousand from previous numbers, with many more suspected of suffering from the disease.

Three hundred and sixty-five thousand people in the ITV Anglia area were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last year. That is an increase of thirteen thousand from previous numbers, with many more suspected of suffering from the disease.

Luton has the highest percentage of the population diagnosed with diabetes in the east at 8.4 percent – well above the England average of 7.1 percent. Norfolk, Waveney, and West Suffolk have trates of 7.6 percent, while Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are the lowest at 6.2 percent.

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Diabetes UK has produced a video explaining the symptoms of the disease

Diabetes UK charity is increasing the number of places in its prevention program in our area and encouraging the most vulnerable to enroll.