Diabetes type 2: Drink one small glass of fruit juice a day to control blood sugar

The signs may come on slowly, or may not show at all, so it can be up to 10 years before you find out you have it.

So it’s important to know the risk factors for diabetes type 2 so you can do something about it.

Age

The first risk factor is age, according to Diabetes UK. You risk increases with age.

It says: “You’re more at risk if you’re white and over 40 or over 25 if you’re African-Caribbean, Black African, or South Asian.”

Family links

You’re also at increased risk if people in your family have it.

It says: “You’re two to six times more likely to get type 2 diabetes if you have a parent, brother, sister or child with diabetes.

Heritage

Type 2 diabetes is to to four times more likely in people of South Asian decent and African-Caribbean or Black African descent.

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