"I was always thirsty, I did not sleep well and I was getting fat, I had tingling in my feet". With Halloween just around the corner in October, he was forced to tell his seven-year-old son. her daughter Mia said she would not eat seasonal candy. He said: "Due to Type 2 diabetes, those sugary sweets were a" no-no "to my health." The digital marketing expert was told that, because of his race, he was six times more likely to develop the condition. "If I had known that I would have lived my life in a very different way," said the 42-year-old woman. "And my daughter with me, since her father would be twice as likely to inherit it, which was the news that scared me the most." Related articles Tax on sugar: health experts propose taxes to reverse obesity and diabetes Symptoms of diabetes type 2: Five food exchanges to include in your diet Symptoms of diabetes Friday, August 19, 2016 Diabetes is a disease common for life. There are 3.5 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the United Kingdom and approximately 500,000 who live undiagnosed with the disease. Play slide show Getty Images 1 of 9 People should keep in mind that the signs and symptoms of diabetes are not always obvious and the condition is often diagnosed during GP checkups. Diabetes can cause many serious complications: kidney problems, loss of sight, liver problems, amputations, and in some cases, even death. Dan, from Manchester, added: "The consequences of type 2 diabetes are much more frightening than Halloween celebrations, the fortunate difference for me is that I got what could be reversible." Dan began investigating the condition and soon realized he needed to make some major changes in lifestyle. He said: "I realized that if I did not change that, bad things would happen." It was a lot to assimilate a man who really did not think he had eaten too much. cake. "
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