Posted: 11/06/2014 - Thirty-four million people are living with Diabetes right now in the United States. What’s scary is that 8 million of them don’t even realize they have it. If it’s not treated or managed correctly, Diabetes can lead to serious complications like heart disease, stroke, blindness or even a foot amputation. In this month’s Health Check report, Serese Cole talks with a Diabetes Specialist about the illness, why more youth and young adults are being diagnosed than ever before and what we should all be doing now to reduce our chances of getting the disease later. Diabetes 101: what everyone needs to know. It’s Thursday at 5:00 p.m. on WOWT NBC Omaha.