In the United States, one in three people has prediabetes. This means that a large portion of the population is at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and experiencing the complications of this disease. Diabetes occurs when the blood glucose (blood sugar) levels in the body are too high. When food or drink is consumed, insulin helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. Over time, high blood glucose levels can cause health problems and lead to diabetes. Once you are diagnosed, you may need insulin therapy to keep your blood sugar levels steady and prevent complications like diabetic retinopathy and limb amputation. Explore Canadian Pharmacy Service to learn more.