Diabetes is a disorder that results from the body’s inability to regulate blood sugar or due to the reduced sensitivity of cells to insulin. If left untreated, it can lead in chronic and severe diseases such as kidney failure.
Diabetes affects approximately 29 million people in the United States while another 86 million have prediabetes. An estimated 8 million people in the United States have diabetes and do not even know it. Over time, diabetes can lead to blindness, kidney failure, and nerve damage. These types of damage are the result of damage to small vessels, referred to as a microvascular disease.