A recent study from the The BMJ (formally British Medical Journal) has said that more than a third of adults in England are at high risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. This risk has tripled over the last 8 years. The study said that if action was not taken to reduce the risk level in adults, then there would be a significant rise in the amount of people with diabetes. Between 5 and 10% of people that are at high risk of diabetes go on to develop diabetes each year.
People with a high blood glucose level are at a higher risk of developing heart, kidney and eye problems. The finding came from an analysis of 20 000 people who took part in the study.