As the NHS points out, early treatment reduces your risk of other health problems.
What happens next
Following a formal diagnosis, your GP will usually advise you to make lifestyle changes to bring down your blood sugar levels.
“You can start by making sure you are aware of your carbohydrate portions and how they may be affecting your blood sugar levels after eating,” advises Diabetes UK.
That’s because carbs are broken down into blood glucose (blood sugar) faster than other food groups, which can cause a marked rise in blood sugar.