Unless we develop better programs for detecting people with elevated blood sugar and helping them to improve their diet and physical activity and control their weight, diabetes will inevitably continue to impose a major burden on health systems around the world,“ Goodarz Danaei said from the Harvard School of Public Health in the United States. The most common type of diabetes, Type 2, is strongly associated with obesity and a sedentary lifestyle, which means Americans are not doing what the have to stay healthy and fit.