Diabetes is a condition characterized by excessive urination, persistent thirst, weight loss and chronic fatigue, and it has been calculated that over 90% of diabetics are overweight or obese. Diabetes is also the leading cause of amputations, kidney damage/loss and heart attacks.
Each year, there are more and more diabetics. In 2013, the American Diabetes Association estimated that 8.3% (25.8 million people) of the U.S. population had diabetes, and 35% of U.S. adults (over the age of 20) hadprediabetes, meaning they are future diabetics (source: diabetes.org). At the current rate, 1 in 4 Americans will be affected by diabetes sooner or later. Needless to say, it is an epidemic and it only continues to grow.