The NHS recommends: “Eat a wide range of foods – including fruit, vegetables and some starchy foods like pasta, keep sugar, fat and salt to a minimum, and eat breakfast, lunch and dinner every day – do not skip meals.”
When it comes to exercise, people should aim for 2.5 ours of activity a week.
The health body continues: “You can be active anywhere as long as what you’re doing gets you out of breath. This could be walking, climbing stairs or doing more strenuous housework or gardening.”
Losing weight, if you’re overweight, will also make it easier for your body to lower your blood sugar level.