Diabetes could be devastating

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MORE than a third of people with diabetes in Sheffield are at greater risk of developing potentially serious complications because they have high blood glucose levels, according to new analysis by Diabetes UK.

The analysis shows 38.2 per cent of people with the condition in Sheffield are not achieving their target blood glucose level.

That means many thousands of the estimated 32,684 people in Sheffield with diabetes are at greater risk of developing complications such as amputation and blindness.

Spokeswoman Linda Wood said: “It is shocking that over a third of people with diabetes in Sheffield have high blood glucose levels that are putting them at increased risk of devastating health complications such as blindness and amputations.”

 

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