MORE than half of people tested to see if they were at risk of diabetes were found to have a high chance of developing the condition.

Diabetes UK discovered 127 people out of 219 assessed over two days in Hastings needed to be referred to their doctor for further checks.

It is believed some may already have Type 2 diabetes as it can often go unnoticed for years.

Hastings has higher than average levels of obesity, a major factor in developing diabetes.

Being told they are at risk can help people make healthy lifestyle choices to reduce the chances of becoming diabetic.

To find out if you are at risk of diabetes, visit diabetesriskscore.