There is a multitude of conditions that affect diabetes. Leaky gut is one of those conditions; some theorize that you can’t even have type 2 diabetes without also having a leaky gut. Moreover, not only could it cause diabetes, it can also perpetually make it worse.
In 2010, diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the US, according to the American Diabetes Association. During that year, over 69,000 death certificates of Americans listed diabetes as the underlying cause of death.
More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, and that number grows by approximately 1.4 million each year.