Around 250,000 New Zealanders suffer from diabetes, making it the fastest-growing health issue facing our nation.
With a staggering 1 in 4 of us having pre-diabetes it's worth remembering there is a way to keep it at bay. A campaign launching next week aims to kick diabetes to the curb, all by promoting regular exercise.
Diabetes New Zealand chief executive Heather Verry spoke to The AM Show about it.
Watch the video.