My chances of dieing before I am 80 are twice as high as yours, unless like me you have diabetes. Figures released by Diabetes UK show that the disease is responsible for nearly 12 per cent of deaths of 20-79 year olds in this country. The fact that there are half a million people in this country who don't know they have it means this figure is far higher than it need be.
So if you constantly feel tired, often feel very thirsty, sometimes have to pee in the middle of the night, or have a numbness in your legs or feet, go and see a doctor. If you have all those symptoms, or even some of them, you probably have diabetes.
It took me six months to diagnose myself and go to a doctor. Eight months later it's all under control, I've lost a stone and a half and feel healthier than I have done for years.