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The numbers are shocking.
In in the United States every 21 seconds.
Someone is diagnosed with diabetes currently 24 million Americans are living with the disease and by the year 20/20 five.
It's estimated that number will jump to fifty million.
I met up with one person who knows all too well about these statistics.
Legendary performer Ben -- Who was diagnosed with type two diabetes in the winter of 2007.
He's taking -- stand on this issue and it's no laughing matter.
Okay we did have a few laps at first.
And he showed me how do -- -- -- -- -- And and get to do who just who would you.
After that it was down to business.
This is an epidemic so we need to talk about it and get educated because you become aware when you become aware that they do something about it.
Make no we select them and he doesn't know why do you want to talk about it first -- said everyone should know what to look out for.
I didn't notice signs I didn't know that dry mouth I didn't no -- about -- dealing -- -- -- I -- about the sugar cravings and nobody urinating all night and you know -- and then doing I was drinking water.
I didn't know about these red flags look -- so they came upon me it was a.
Total surprise to raise awareness about this disease.
Then teamed up with Sanofi-Aventis.
To launch -- new campaign called start taking action now for diabetes.
He's -- impatience to take a stand and take control of their blood sugar levels.
Go to stand for diabetes dot org right become a member -- that's novelty adopted -- -- -- the rest -- -- -- -- if you -- they can't talk to your position work with -- -- -- -- that can tell you what to what you have to do what you do the exercise.
You -- -- to be if he's needed.
Change your diet if needed the exercise program so now you learned about it you've got the diagnosis your.
Treating you -- magnificent angling to look like -- -- -- -- -- like when you don't have been almost that's like I'm living with diabetes you can do.
Manny Fox News.
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