According to the World Health Organisation, ‘diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces’. Insulin is basically a hormone that is responsible for the regulation of sugar in your blood. The pancreas produce this hormone. A high blood sugar level is the result of diabetes. If left untreated, it can cause serious health complications and affect the nerves and blood vessels. This premier organisation also says that, in the year 2016, diabetes was the direct cause of 1.6 million deaths globally.