Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. 24, 000 victims of diabetes are dying every year across the whole globe. Medical analysts have found that despite the fact that more than £3.9 billion is being spent on the health services of the diabetes patients, the death rate is alarming! The National Health Service has detected that fewer than half of diabetes patients are given nine basic checks by their GP which can reduce the risk of complications such as blindness, amputation or kidney disease. Indeed, 1 in 5 diabetes sufferers has been recommended levels of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol!