Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body is unable to properly control the amount of sugar in the blood due to the lack of the hormone insulin.
It is estimated that over 18 million Americans suffer from diabetes, and of these 18 million it is estimated that nearly one third are unaware they suffer from it.
Diabetes is easily diagnosed using a fasting blood glucose test.
Type 1 diabetes, or juvenile diabetes, is diagnosed in children and young adults.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and is usually found in adults over the age of 40.
Living with diabetes can seem overwhelming at first, and it can require a good amount of commitment. However, millions of Americans live full and active lives with diabetes.