Diabetes affects more than 34 million Americans each year, which is about 10% of the United States population. It is a chronic condition that comes in two forms: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 is a condition in which little to no insulin is produced in the pancreas. Type 2 occurs when the body is insulin resistant, causing abnormal blood sugar levels.
Diabetes is such a prevalent problem in the United States that nearly everyone knows someone who struggles to manage the symptoms of the disease. They are also aware that diabetes affects the whole body and can lead to such conditions as coronary heart disease, retinal damage, kidney damage, blood circulation, and nerve damage, just to…