London: British people of South Asian, African or African Caribbean descent are significantly more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than their European counterparts, researchers have warned. The study, which tracked 4,200 Londoners for more than 20 years, found that by age 80, twice as many South Asian, African and African Caribbean men and women, had developed diabetes compared with Europeans of the same age. The researchers said the rates were "astonishingly high". The findings were published in the journal Diabetes Care. Losing control of blood sugar levels increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness and amputations.
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