If you have diabetes, you have a higher risk of high blood pressure that can be caused by too much salt. Most people in the UK consume too much salt, which should be limited to no more than 6 grams a day. Beware of hidden salt in processed foods like bacon, ham, cheese, sausages, and processed meats. Get into the habit of checking labels as high levels can also be found in cereals, nuts, soups, sauces, tinned veg, and ready meals. Substitute herbs or spices for salt in food and choose fruit over salty snacks like crisps.