Diabetes Mellitus is the scientific name of Diabetes. It is composed of two Greek words; “Diabetes” means siphon and refers to frequent urination: “Mellitus” means honey and refers to the presence of sugar in urine. Diabetes Mellitus was known since the ancient times by both the Egyptians and the Greeks and has plagued humanity ever since. It is one of the main diseases that affect the Circulatory System along with Strokes, High Blood Pressure, and Heart Disease. These diseases of the Circulatory System affect hundreds of thousands to millions of Americans every year. People have to learn how to live with the symptoms, seek treatment but in some cases death is inevitable especially with Strokes were ? people diagnosed die. A Stroke, also known as a cerebral vascular accident or CVA, is is a sudden, often crippling disturbance in blood circulation in the brain. The interruption in blood circulation may be the result of a burst artery or of an artery that has become closed off because a blood clot has lodged in it. This could result in difficulty hearing or in extreme cases total paralysis of one side of the body. Some causes of Strokes include, smoking, uncontrolled blood pressure, lack of exercise, obesity, excessive alcohol consumption, and lack of regular doctor checkups. Strokes alone affect 800,000 Americans and of those they kill 140,000. Even though Strokes have a higher kill ratio diabetes is much more widespread throughout America.Diabetes is a chronic illness that affects the Circulatory System. It is most caused by obesity and through genetics. There are 4 types of Diabetes. All four type are a result of a dysfunctional pancreas and its inability to produce insulin. Insulin is needed to move glucose to the body cells where it is stored for energy. Insufficient amounts of insulin could cause blood sugar levels to rise and large amounts of glucose are excreted through the urine. Consistently high levels of glucose could result in damaged nerves and blood vessels, Stroke, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, and much more. Every year diabetes contributes to 230,000 American deaths. 30.3 million Americans are affected by diabetes, though even more are affected by High Blood Pressure. High Blood Pressure is a silent disease. It is currently such a problem because it has no symptoms. Blood Pressure is the force of your blood on your artery walls. When blood pressure stays to high for to long It can damage your blood vessels. Blood pressure is highest when the heart beats to push blood out into the arteries. When the muscular walls of arteries are relaxed, or dilated, the pressure of the blood flowing through them is lower than when the artery walls narrow, or constrict. Some of the cause of high blood pressure include, too much physical activity, stressful situations, other diseases, obesity, and smoking. In America 75 million people are affected by high blood pressure. Even though that might seem like a lot even more people are affected Heart Disease. Heart disease is any abnormal organic condition of the heart or of the heart and circulatory system. In some cases people are born with heart disease. Before they get Heart Disease most adults get atherosclerosis, or the hardening of the arteries. People with heart disease also have narrow or clogged arteries, because of this the heart may not get enough blood or the blood flow may stop completely. Some of the cause are overweight, smoking, and lack of exercise. 85 million Americans are affected by heart disease, more than any other disease of the Circulatory System of that 610,000 Americans die from heart disease every year.