Doctors are seeing a "very concerning climb" in the number of children developing type-2 diabetes, a charity is warning.
Diabetes UK says high obesity levels could be to blame and poor diets linked to the cost of living crisis could make a bad situation even worse.
Data suggests the impact is being disproportionately seen in deprived regions of England and Wales.
Four in 10 young people with type-2 diabetes are from disadvantaged areas.
This compares with one out of every 19 in the most affluent.
More than one in 10 children is already obese by the time they are old enough to start school.
Being overweight or obese significantly increases the risk of type-2 diabetes. Other risk factors include family history and ethnicity.