Type 2 Diabetes is an illness that affects around 240-thousand Kiwis... and around 100-thousand don't know they have it yet.
However, the disease is not always associated with an unhealthy lifestyle.
'Knowing the difference' between type 1 and type 2 is this year's focus for World Diabetes Awareness Month...
Director of Youth for Diabetes New Zealand, Ruby McGill spoke to Duncan Garner.
Watch the video.