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Around 6% of people in the UK have diabetes, with type 2 diabetes being the most common. Many more people may have diabetes but may not know it yet. 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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Diabetes 'screen and treat' approach questioned

A UK strategy to identify and treat people at risk of type 2 diabetes is unlikely to curb the growing number of cases, according to a study in the medical journal The BMJ.

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