More than 29 million people in the United States alone suffer from diabetes.
There are two different types of diabetes with different causes and treatment options, but they are both metabolic disorders that affect how the body can process sugar.
Unless it is managed properly, diabetes can lead to complications such as foot ulcers, amputated limbs, vision impairment, and heart disease, among others.
But what is it like to actually live with it?
These 13 diabetics used the Whisper app to make anonymous confessions about what they wish people knew about living with their disease.