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Diabetes overview

One in 20 of us is being treated for diabetes according to Diabetes UK which also estimates 850,000 of us have the condition and don’t know it. The most common type, affecting 85%-95% of those with diabetes, is type 2 diabetes where cases have increased significantly in the UK. Experts attribute this rise to diet and obesity. 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. Diabetes symptoms may include increased thirst and urination, blurred vision and fatigue.

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Dangers of too much salt for people with diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes have a high chance of heart problems. Now new research suggests that a high-salt diet makes heart disease even more likely - especially in people with diabetes whose blood sugar is poorly controlled.

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