According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 29 million people in the U.S. are believed to have diabetes. Of those individuals in the U.S. suffering from diabetes, the CDC estimates that approximately 28 percent or roughly 8 million have not received a formal diagnosis and are therefore likely not taking appropriate measures to treat their serious medical condition.
Diabetes is categorized as a metabolic disease in which an individual has high blood glucose levels due to problems processing or producing insulin. There are two types of diabetes, Type I and Type 2. Approximately 90 percent of individuals who are living with diabetes have the Type 2 form of the disease.