There are 3.7 million people in the UK who are diagnosed with diabetes.
Whilst diabetes is often linked to obesity and poor diet, it’s important to remember that there are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2.
Type 1 is when the pancreas doesn’t produce any insulin and type 2 is the same or when the body’s cells don’t react to insulin.
Type 2 diabetes is far more common than type 1 and often comes down to lifestyle choices as it is linked with obesity.
The most common symptoms of type 2 diabetes according to the NHS are feeling thirsty, passing more urine than usual, feeling tired and weight loss or loss of muscle.
One of the most common side effects of this type of diabetes is vision loss and blindness, it can also cause kidney failure and lower limb amputation and those with diabetes are five times more likely to have heart disease.
So what can you do if you are pre-diabetic or have diabetes?
While there is no cure for diabetes as yet, one of the things you can do to go into remission from diabetes is to overhaul your lifestyle.
It’s not easy to go into remission from Type 2 diabetes, but it is possible