When you have diabetes: Your body either does not produce enough insulin or it cannot use the insulin it does produce as well as it should. This causes glucose to build up in your blood. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose (sugar) for our body to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose enter the cells of our bodies. If it is not treated, diabetes can result in serious complications, including heart disease, blindness and kidney failure, loss of feeling to the hands and feet and lower extremity amputations. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Controlling Diabetes: You can take many steps to control your diabetes. First, you need to know your blood sugar numbers. Next, you need to reach your blood sugar goal by making healthy lifestyle choices. Finally, you need to keep your blood glucose under control by creating a plan to stick to your self-care goals and manage setbacks. All this should be done under the guidance of a health-care provider. Supplies: You'll need a number of supplies to monitor and manage your diabetes: This details the current and projected market for diagnostic and therapeutic products in the management of diabetes, including anti-diabetic drugs, alternative insulin types, blood glucose monitoring (including continuous monitoring devices), insulin pumps, and other established and emerging products in diabetes management. The report provides an emphasis of detail on the status of development of novel products including noninvasive monitoring, oral/inhaled/other insulin delivery. The report details the clinical and technology developments underlying this huge and evolving worldwide market, with data on products in development and on the market; market size and forecast; competitor market shares; competitor profiles; and market opportunity. Separate size, growth and competitor share data are presented for the U.S., individual western European countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom), and Japan. The report profiles active companies including detailed profile information on major competitors, brief profiles of companies with less sizeable current or potential positions in the market, plus additional profiles of companies with novel or advanced research activities in the market. The report establishes the current worldwide market size for major technology segments as a baseline for and projecting growth in the market over a ten-year forecast. The report also assesses and projects the composition of the market as technologies gain or lose relative market performance over this period.