Diabetes is a disease that is when there is too much sugar in the blood stream. It can be due to either the body not making enough insulin to deal with the blood sugar or the more common culprit where the body still makes insulin but the "gates" into the cells are impaired leading to increases in blood sugar levels. It affects about 23.6 million people in the United States. The complications of diabetes include: neuropathy (nervous system disease), heart disease, amputations, blindness, kidney disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. The vast majority of diabetes cases can be prevented! Isn't that great news! They key to preventing diabetes or even reversing diabetes rests in diet and exercise! Just get moving and you can dramatically reduce your risk! I have put together a list of 5 ways you can decrease your risk with what you eat.