November is a time when people across the nation team up to bring attention to diabetes.

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood sugar is too high. It’s estimated that about 37 million Americans–children and adults–have diabetes.

Diabetes-related health problems include damage to eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart.

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, managing diabetes as soon as possible is the best way to prevent these issues from happening.