Symptoms of diabetes: Seven signs YOU could have the condition
The symptoms are not always obvious, and many people could be suffering with the condition for years before they learn they have it.
Every week 4,500 people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes across the UK.
However, experts warn thousands could be living with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.
The condition, which can be caused by being overweight and poor diet can cause blindness, limbs to be amputated - every week diabetes causes 150 amputations - and even kidney failure.
It has even been linked to a reduce life expectancy if the condition it not managed well.
People also need to ensure they look after their feet properly as high levels of blood glucose can cause foot problems.
This can stop nerves working so people might not feel when they have cut their feet or burned themselves.
The main symptoms of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are:
Urinating more often than usual - particularly at night
Excessive urination can be triggered by excess glucose in the blood which interferes with the kidney’s ability to concentrate urine.
Kidneys have to work harder in people with type 2 diabetes. Puldisia is the term given to excessive thirst.
Diabetes.co.uk said: “If you feel thirsty all the time or your thirst is stronger than usual and continues even after you drink, it can be a sign that not all is well inside your body.”
If you feel thirsty all the time or your thirst is stronger than usual and continues even after you drink, it can be a sign that not all is well inside your body
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