Diabetes is a disease that is affecting more and more people every day. While scientists believe the disease merely affects a small percentage of the population, it appears that almost everyone knows at least one person who is affected by the condition. In recent years medical professionals have come to realize there is a lot more than “coming down with” Diabetes than simply being born with a gene that predisposes you to it. The fact is, medical professionals are beginning to realize that diabetes can even be interrupted if you are careful. Here are some of the major causes of diabetes and what you can do about them.