According to Kingsley-Jones, weight and genetics play a role in the development of type 2 Diabetes also.
“So, regular checks, if you have a family history are recommended, as well as if you are overweight, or experiencing any symptoms,” she said.
How it is diagnosed
According to the NHS, type 2 diabetes is often diagnosed following blood or urine tests for something else.
“However, you should see a GP straight away if you have any symptoms of diabetes,” advises the health body.