It’s caused by the body not reacting to the hormone insulin, or the pancreas not producing enough insulin, according to the NHS.
Without enough insulin, the body struggles to convert sugar in the blood into useable energy.
Diabetes symptoms include blurred vision, having cuts or wounds that take longer to heal than normal, or having an unquenchable thirst.
Managing your blood sugar is crucial, as diabetes patients are more likely to develop some life-threatening conditions, including heart disease and strokes.
But, you could lower your blood sugar by adding these foods to your diet.
You could lower your risk of high blood sugar by eating more artichokes, according to nutritionist Dr Josh Axe.