When you have diabetes, your body cannot produce enough or effectively use the hormone insulin to regulate blood sugar (glucose) levels. The resulting complications are widespread and notorious, from stroke, blindness and kidney failure to nerve damage, skin problems, dental issues and loss of limb.
Diabetes kills or contributes to the deaths of more than 230,000 Americans each year. It is a great and growing public health threat. Nearly 30 million Americans are estimated to have the disease; three times that number are pre-diabetic. They have some of the symptoms. They are on the cusp.
The simplest way to treat the condition —...