When Peter Green went for a routine medical 40 years ago, he never expected he would be diagnosed with diabetes.
He was told he had "a bit of a sugar problem" and was immediately referred to his GP. After several tests, it was confirmed that he was in the early stages of type 2 diabetes.
Peter believes good management of diabetes and taking advice is the key to being able to lead a normal life. He said: "A lot of people I have spoken to that have been recently diagnosed are frightened. It is a condition you have to live with 24 hours a day."
"Get advice, then face it and live normally. I live a normal life for an 83-year-old; I don't even worry about it."