Type 2 Diabetes

Half a million people have silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. If not diagnosed early, type 2 diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, kidney damage, amputation and heart attack.

You can develop type 2 diabetes at any age, but your risk increases if you are over 40, especially if you are overweight or have a family history of type 2 diabetes. If you are over 40 make an appointment with your GP to get checked.