NHS staff are gearing up to offer free diabetes risk assessments to people across the UK.
Awareness events will be taking place all over the country including one at Grimsby's Diana Princess of Wales Hospital and one in Bradford.
New figures reveal that one in three people in the North East Lincolnshire area and over 45,000 people in Bradford are living with the condition without realising they have it.
Scientists say they've made a major discovery , which could have implications for diabetes sufferers worldwide
Diabetes UK predict that the number of people living with the condition in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire could increase by nearly 30 per cent in the next decade.
The rising number of cases costs the NHS millions of pounds every year, but a breakthrough in treatment of the disease could be on the cards.
Jeff Welch reports:
People with Type 2 diabetes living in parts of West Yorkshire are going to be given cookery classes to help them with their illness.
The charity Focus on Food is trying out the scheme at its own cookery school with people from Calderdale.
They will learn how to make recipes healthier and how to experiment with cooking techniques.