Charities are calling for certain groups with diabetes to be added to the shielded list.
For people with diabetes, foot ulcers and infections can develop and deteriorate quickly to more advanced foot disease.
Researchers believe diabetes played a “significant factor” in the increased risk of death among South Asian people being treated in hospital for Covid-19.
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The over-70s, people with asthma and pregnant women are just some of those considered "at increased risk".
The condition, known as non-diabetic hyperglycaemia, puts you at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
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The NHS spends more than £6bn each year treating type 2 diabetes and its complications.