About 90 per cent of people with diabetes have Type 2 diabetes. It can come on slowly, usually over the age of 40. The signs may not be obvious, or there may be no signs at all, therefore it might be up to 10 years before you learn you have it.
That’s why it’s very important to know the risk factors and find out your risk, because then you can do something about it.
You'll need an accurate height, weight and waist measurement to find out your risk. See below for tips on how to measure your waist.