The world is facing an "unrelenting march" of diabetes which now affects nearly one in 11 adults, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
You can still enjoy your favourite meals but small healthy swaps can make a big difference.
Exercise not only helps to maintain a healthy weight, but can lower blood-sugar levels by helping your body to use insulin more effectively. You don’t have to go to the gym, all activities count including walking and housework – anything that gets you moving.
11.5 million people in the UK are at high risk of getting type 2 diabetes. Don’t ignore the signs. The sooner you see your doctor, the sooner you can get the right care.