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.
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.”