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Diabetes affects the body's ability to use blood sugar for energy. The main types include type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes in pregnancy. Diabetes symptoms may include increased thirst and urination, blurred vision and fatigue.

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More children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes used to be seen as an adult only condition in middle age - but latest figures show it now affects more than 600 children in England and Wales.

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