According to the Welsh charity Diabetes UK Cymru, as many as 1,200 people in the town of Newport might have developed type 2 diabetes, and thousands more could be at risk. The revelations were made as part of the Measure Up Roadshow that is currently touring the country.
Measure UP is part of an initiative created by Diabetes UK to try and raise awareness about diabetes and encourage people to measure up to assess their diabetes risk . Hundreds of thousands of people in the UK are thought to have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes and higher than normal blood glucose levels.
Diabetes UK national director Dai Williams reportedly commented: “Diabetes is one of the biggest health challenges facing us today. It’s frightening that there are around 1,200 people in Newport who may have Type Two diabetes but have no idea.”

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