Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy.1 Blood sugar is a main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone created by the pancreas, helps the blood sugar into the cells to be used for energy. Those who have diabetes don’t make enough (or any) insulin or do not use insulin efficiently.2
Hundreds of millions of people around the world have diabetes, and the numbers are expected to increase over the next few decades. The costs associated with managing diabetes are substantial, and treating the condition effectively can have major implications for population health management.