This common condition can sneak up on you — here’s what to look for so you can see it coming.
is a serious health condition in which your blood sugar is too high for your body to process. Instead, it stays in your bloodstream and over time can lead to complications such as , and vision loss. Diabetes has become a national health crisis, with nearly 10 percent of adults in the United States affected. , which occurs when blood sugar levels rise but are not yet at diabetic levels, affects one in three adults. According to the , 88 percent of people with prediabetes don’t know they have it, and nearly 25 percent of people with diabetes are unaware they are affected.