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Diabetes overview

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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Sugary drinks linked to type 2 diabetes

People who regularly consume sugary drinks may be at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than the rest of the population, even if they are not overweight, say scientists.

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