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Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The number of people with diabetes is expected to reach 4.4 million by 2020 as the obesity epidemic takes its toll, a charity has warned.

Chief executive Barbara Young said a combination of diabetes and NHS budget pressures could create a "perfect storm that threatens to bankrupt the NHS".

The charity, which analysed figures from the Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Observatory, said the vast majority of new cases will be Type 2 diabetes - which is linked to unhealthy lifestyles and obesity.

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