THERE are now 302 more people with diabetes in Herefordshire than there were a year ago, according to new research.

Diabetes UK says analysis shows that 12,575 people in Herefordshire are now thought to have the condition, which has gone up from 12,273 in 2012.

This means that 8.2 per cent of people in the area are now thought to have diabetes.

Diabetes UK has responded to the news by urging people to make sure they know the risk factors for type two diabetes and have their risk assessed.

People can do this at a Tesco pharmacy, their GP surgery, or online at