Diabetes is a disease in which the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin or the body's cells may not be using insulin properly.
About 29 million Americans have diabetes. 5 percent to 10 percent have Type 1 diabetes while the majority are afflicted with Type 2. In addition, about two thirds of people with diabetes are living with poorly controlled blood sugars.
It is estimated that 79 million people in the U.S. have pre-diabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels rise above normal but not yet to the level of diabetes. This signifies that Type 2 diabetes may develop. It is estimated that 8 million people remain undiagnosed. These alarming trends can be reduced through preventive care, education, and modest lifestyle changes.
Christopher Howell, MD, Lakeshore Health Partners--Internal Medicine, talks about the latest research on diabetes, treatments and the benefits of a personalized plan.