The hidden signs you could be at risk of diabetes | weekend

Cdo you think you have diabetes? It may not be something you have seriously asked yourself, especially if you’re not overweight, but new evidence suggests that more than 250,000 midlifers in the UK have type 2 diabetes without even knowing it, while experts at Diabetes UK could estimate the true number be closer to 850,000.

The condition is “a snake in the grass”, says Roy Taylor, a professor of medicine and metabolism at Newcastle University and author of Your Simple Guide to Reversing Type 2 Diabetes. Left untreated, it can lead to complications including heart attack and stroke, kidney disease, eye problems and nerve damage.

At the moment, only those considered high risk are tested for type 2 during the NHS Health Check (a general screening

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