The statistics are serious and sobering.
One in every three American adults is at risk for developing diabetes and 9 percent of the population already has it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Diabetes is a disease that prevents the body from properly processing food and converting it to energy. It causes sugar to build up in the blood because the body isn’t producing enough insulin to regulate the sugar.
The disease can cause serious health problems, including kidney failure, blindness, amputations and heart disease.