Diabetes type 2 is caused by the pancreas not producing enough of the hormone insulin, or the body not reacting to insulin, according to the NHS.
Without enough insulin, the body struggles to convert sugar in the blood into useable energy.
Maintaining a normal blood sugar is very important for diabetes patients, as they’re more likely to develop life-threatening conditions, including heart disease and strokes.
Diabetes symptoms include passing more urine than normal, blurred visions, and feeling more hungry than usual - especially after eating.
But, you could lower your risk of high blood sugar by eating more peas, a nutritionist has claimed.
Diabetes type 2 symptoms: Prevent high blood sugar with peas in diet
Peas could help diabetes patients to control their blood sugar, according to nutritionist Dr Josh Axe.
They’re high in fibre, which helps to stabilise blood sugar; especially after eating carbohydrates, he said.
Peas also have a low glycaemic index and glycaemic load.
That means their sugars are released more slowly than other foods.
You could also top up on antioxidants by eating more peas, which may work as a natural anti-inflammatory,