High blood pressure
You’re more at risk if you’ve ever had high blood pressure.
You’re more at risk of type 2 diabetes if you’re overweight, especially if you’re large around the middle.
One of the best ways to prevent the condition developing is making simple lifestyle changes to your diet. For those who are diagnosed with diabetes type 2 this can also help control your blood sugar levels.
Alcohol isn’t a risk factor for this type of diabetes, but it can contain a lot of calories which can lead to putting on weight – this can increase the risk of the condition developing.
Certain types of alcoholic drink can cause blood sugar to spike more than others.
If your wee smells more concentrated than normal, it could be an early warning sign that you have diabetes, revealed Now Patient’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Andrew Thornber to Express.co.uk.