Diabetes is major problem worldwide but especially in the United States. The number of people with diabetes is rapidly growing, although the rate at which this is happening has slightly decreased. The National Diabetes Statistics Report (released on June 10, 2014) has shown that the annual incidence of diabetes has decreased from 1.9 million of new diagnoses per year in 2010 to 1.7 million in 2012.
Nevertheless, the percentage of people affected by diabetes in the United States in 2012 was 9.3%, while the percentage of people with pre-diabetes was 27.5%. This is a huge number, considering how this condition damages a person’s health, even with the necessary treatment. Naturally, the circulatory system is one of the first things that is greatly damaged by elevated levels of sugar in the blood stream.