The NHS said: “Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of sugar in the blood to become too high.
“It can cause symptoms like excessive thirst, needing to pee a lot and tiredness.
“It can also increase your risk of getting serious problems with your eyes, heart and nerves.
“It’s a lifelong condition that can affect your everyday life. You may need to change your diet, take medicines and have regular checkups. It’s caused by problems with a chemical in the body called insulin.
“It’s often linked to being overweight or inactive, or having a family history of type 2 diabetes.”