If blood sugar levels are allowed to get too high, your health is at risk. Consistently enabling sugar in the bloodstream to build up can cause cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney failure and lower limb amputation.
The International Diabetes Federation explained type 2 diabetes is generally characterised by insulin resistance.
Insulin resistance is when the body doesn’t fully respond to insulin – the hormone responsible for unlocking cells to take in sugar from the foods and drinks you consume.
For some people with the condition, the pancreas can stop producing as much insulin, leading to even higher blood sugar levels.