It’s a life-long condition that can change patients’ diets and exercise regimes.
Diabetics may have to take regular medicine to maintain a normal blood sugar.
Symptoms of diabetes can include needing to pass more urine than normal, having an unquenchable thirst, and fatigue.
But, you could lower your risk of high blood sugar by eating more mushrooms, it’s been revealed.
Mushrooms are a type of non-starchy vegetable, which are highly recommended for diabetes patients.
The vegetables are rich in soluble fibre, which helps to maintain a normal blood sugar.
Adding more mushrooms to your diet could even reduce the amount of ‘bad’ cholesterol in your body.
It would therefore lower your risk of some life-threatening conditions, including heart disease and high blood pressure.
About half of a diabetics’ diet should be made up of non-starchy vegetables, according to the American Diabetes Association.
Diabetes.co.uk said: “Non-starchy vegetables are perhaps the single best food type for people with type 2 diabetes.
“They contain lots of vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K.
“Studies have consistently linked non-starchy vegetables to lower risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and cancer.
“Unlike starchy vegetables, non-starchy vegetables are very low in carbohydrates.
“It’s impossible to overdo non-starchy vegetables.”
Eating a healthy, balanced diet will help you to manage your blood sugar levels, the NHS added.
Speak to a GP if you’re worried that you might have diabetes, or if you think you’re at a higher risk of the condition.
Your doctor will diagnose your condition with a simple blood test.
It’s crucial to identify diabetes early, as it makes treatment much easier.
Patients are also at higher risk of some life-threatening diseases, including heart disease and strokes.
About 3.7 million people in the UK have diabetes.