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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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Lifestyle courses 'could prevent diabetes'

People who have the highest risk of developing type 2 diabetes should be offered a place on an intensive lifestyle change programme, says the NHS standards watchdog.

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