Diabetes is a growing epidemic not only in the United States, but in the world. There are 13 to 14 million people in the country living with the disease, and more being diagnosed every day. The best prevention is awareness. There are a couple of important points to remember: 1. Diabetes interferes with the body’s use of food for energy, and 2. While type 1 and type 2 diabetes are different disorders, they can cause the same complications. Read about these items and more in the article Frequently asked questions about diabetes from WebMD.