One in three Americans born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes,researchers have estimated.
They say the risk of developing diabetes is almost as high as the risk of developing heart disease.
If untreated, diabetes can lead to kidney failure, gangrene and amputation, blindness, or stroke.
UK experts say diabetes is on the increase, largely due to a rise in obesity, which is a major risk factor for the disease.
It is estimated that there are over a million people in the UK with Type 2 diabetes and that 80% of them are obese.
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