Now 1 in 20 of us has diabetes: Cases rise by more than a third in six years

Now 1 in 20 of us has diabetes: Cases rise by more than a third in six years132,000 patients found to have condition last yearBrings total to 3.04million – 4.6 per cent of UK populationA further 850,000 thought to have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:58 GMT, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:59 GMT, 4 March 2013 Soaring obesity rates are being blamed for the rise in type 2 diabetes One in 20 Britons is suffering from diabetes as a result of soaring obesity rates, a shocking study has found.