Type 2 diabetes in children on the rise

2 October 2016 Last updated at 00:55 BST

16 years ago there had never been a single case of a child being diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes in the UK. Now there are more than 500 cases of children who have been diagnosed with Type 2 in the UK – and the number is rising alarmingly fast.

BBC Panorama met 18-year-old Sarah, who was diagnosed when she was 10, and 15-year-old Ameer, diagnosed at 13, to find out about their lives with diabetes. BBC Panorama – Diabetes: The Hidden Killer is broadcast on BBC One on Monday 3 October at 8.30 BST. Catch up later on iPlayer For more of these stories Like, Comment and Share on Facebook

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