It’s a lifelong condition that can affect your everyday life, and left untreated it can cause a number of complications, for example eye problems, foot problems, heart attack and stroke.
To control your blood sugar level it’s advised people with diabetes type 2 make changes to their diet. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is key.
Fruit is associated with healthy eating, but when it comes to drinking fruit juice you should be wary.
All fruit, fruit juices and smoothies contain a naturally occurring sugar called fructose.
It explains: “Whole fruit contains fibre (roughage), vitamins and minerals, which are good for your overall health. The fibre helps to slow down the speed the fructose is absorbed into your blood stream and can help you feel fuller for longer.