Going by the rise in number of diabetes cases in Scotland, which is 10,000 fresh cases each year, it is imperative to improve the unhealthy lifestyles of Scots, as revealed during the annual Scottish Diabetes Survey.
The results of the survey showed that nearly one-quarter-of-a- million people are living with the condition.
Nearly 88% of the victims suffer Type 2 diabetes, which is connected to age and lifestyle.
Chief Medical Officer Sir Harry Burns said, "The Scottish Diabetes Survey highlights the increasing number of people with diabetes that is directly related to the ageing of the population and unhealthy lifestyle factors such as obesity. Stopping smoking, eating better and taking regular exercise is something we can all do to make sure we are as healthy as possible."
In what is a pioneering effort, a new website will soon be available where diabetics can see their clinical results and seek treatment advice online. The website will also help people manage diabetes better and prevent its complications.