Alison Hammond health: This Morning host admits she's pre-diabetic – what are the signs?

Rising to fame after numerous TV appearances, Alison Hammond is rumoured to be taking over Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes’s Friday presenting duties on ITV’s This Morning. However, Alison needs to make her health a priority.

The Brummie born broadcaster first appeared on Channel 4’s Big Brother in 2002.

Then she battled against bugs and reptiles in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in 2010.

By 2014, Alison was putting on her dancing shoes on Strictly Come Dancing.

Speaking to Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield on This Morning, Alison admitted to being “pre-diabetic”.

On Wednesday, November 25, she revealed: “I found out that I’m actually pre-diabetic.”

She continued: “I really need to change my ways. If you see me out there buying any chocolate or sweets, please I’m begging you, I’m not allowed to have it.

“This is serious now,” she urged. “I’ve got to change to turn this around.”

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This is because “you don’t have [type 2 diabetes] yet”, and the development of the condition can be prevented or delayed.

Diabetes UK Director of Healthcare Simon O’Neill said: “You do need to act now if you want to try and avoid [type 2 diabetes].”

“At the moment, 12.3 million people are at increased risk of type 2 diabetes in the UK,” revealed the charity.

The first step is to lose any extra weight you may be carrying, as “losing just five percent of your body weight can significantly reduce your risk”.

Sitting down for most of the day is known as a “sedentary lifestyle”, which is linked to the health condition.

Therefore, in order to minimise your risk of type 2 diabetes you need to be active everyday.

This can start off as taking a daily walk, taking the stairs instead of lifts, and walking to the local shops instead of driving.

People are recommended to do “30 minutes of moderate activity, five days a week”.