The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases founds that nearly 29.1 million Americans have diabetes, and more younger adults are in danger of acquiring it because of Obesity. If not regulated, Diabetes can lead to problems such as heart disease, stroke, vision loss, kidney disease, and nerve damage.

But, contrary to the popular belief, Diabetes is not a fatal disease given that it is controlled, or better yet, prevented. Unlike Type I, Type II Diabetes is acquired through a bad diet and poor lifestyle choices. Thankfully, there are many precautionary measures you can do to avoid getting the condition or control it through the programs spearheaded by different organizations.

With adequate knowledge and immediate response, the numbers will slowly go down, and eventually, Diabetes will just be a disease not feared but confronted and fought. Here is everything you have to know about it: