Every year, more than a million people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and one out of every 10 Americans has type 2 diabetes.
“Diabetes is bad. It’s the leading cause of blindness. It increases heart disease risk,” says Dr. John Whyte. “It really needs to be taken seriously.”

Dr. Whyte, Chief Medical Officer at WebMD and author of Take Control of Your Diabetes Risk, joins Dr. Phil on Tuesday’s episode and offers tips for taking control of your health. In the video above, hear why he says diabetes needs to be taken seriously, and he busts myths surrounding the disease.
Tune in to Tuesday's episode, “Procreation Debate: Is it Smart to Have Children?” to find out one of the most important ways to combat diabetes. Check local listings to see where you can watch.