Diabetes is a chronic disease that afflicts those whose bodies do not produce enough insulin causing the blood sugar levels to rise. It is the sixth leading cause of death by disease. Approximately 17 million people nationwide have diabetes; 2,200 people are diagnosed with it every day, which means over 800,000 new cases will be reported this year. Another 16 million Americans have signs and symptoms of pre-diabetes – an increasingly common condition in which glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet diabetic. Health care research indicates that these numbers are on the rise because of the aging U.S. population and increases in obesity and physical inactivity.
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