This Diabetes Infographic provides detailed diabetes information. Diabetes is a health condition that affects how your body converts food into energy. Most of the food you eat is converted into sugar (glucose) by your body and released into your bloodstream. When your blood sugar rises, your pancreas signals to release insulin. As shown in this Diabetes Infographic, insulin is key to allowing blood sugar into your body's cells for use as energy. Diabetes usually develops when the body fails to produce enough insulin or fails to use it as efficiently as it should. When insufficient insulin or cells stop responding to insulin, too much blood sugar remains in your bloodstream.