Diabetes places a huge burden both on the individual suffering and the worldwide health care system. Statistics show that three out of a hundred people are affected, and prognosis show that this number will double in the next twenty years. Analysts have estimated that - if current trends continue - 1 in 3 Americans will develop diabetes sometime during their life. The condition has a massive economic impact, costing the economy billions of dollars each year. Medical experts are searching for new, more effective and long-lasting forms of treatment than those implemented today, hoping that the commenced clinical trials will be successful. This book provides rich and comprehensive information on diabetes, its types and methods of treatment - a highly valuable read.