Diabetes is a common condition where there is too much glucose in the blood. It develops from a lack—or a problem with the use—of insulin, a hormone that is produced by the pancreas. Insulin controls the body's blood glucose levels by allowing glucose to enter body cells, where it is used as energy-giving fuel. Diabetes affects more than 2 percent of the adult population in many developed countries. Unfortunately, it is estimated that for every person who has been diagnosed, another is walking around undiagnosed; and thus, untreated.
The main symptoms of untreated diabetes include constant thirst and a dry mouth; passing large amounts of urine especially during the night; blurred vision; weight loss; and fatigue.