At this rate, more than one in five of the US population will be diabetic, resulting in over 68 million cases of diabetes in the US. As diabetes has a huge impact on the quality of life of patients, this is one of the most important health issues that America will face in the near future.
Life as a diabetic is dangerous; patients must constantly monitor their glucose levels. Blood sugar levels that are too low or too high can have serious health effects for a diabetic anywhere from long term damage to death.
Currently, diabetics have to rely on the finger prick test to check their blood sugar.