Today is World Diabetes Day, so it is a good time to seek help if you’re experiencing any of the signs of the condition.
Symptoms include peeing more than usual, feeling thirsty all the time, feeling very tired, blurred vision and weight loss.
Ignoring them could lead to serious health problems and even kill you.
The NHS says type 2 diabetes can lead to heart disease, strokes, miscarriages and stillbirths, and even problems having sex because of nerve damage.
It can also cause foot infections, blindness and problems with your kidneys.
Julie Brake, a specialist diabetes nurse at Royal Liverpool Hospital, told the ECHO: “It is caused by high glucose levels, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
“If people ignore the signs and the symptoms then those high glucose levels are going to cause heart disease, heart attacks, strokes and circulation problems in the feet,” she said.
“Cardiovascular disease or a heart attack is the biggest killer, that is what people with type 2 diabetes die from.