There are 18 million Americans that have diabetes, and Dr. John Carradine says close to 50 percent don't even know that they have it.

Carradine tells Nathan Pike and Bernadette Lee of "Nathan and Bernie in the Mornings" that often people will have tingling in their hands and feet, and they have no idea that it can be a symptom of diabetes.

Carradine says, "Pain is not a normal situation in the body."

Carradine says that there are many prescription treatments on the market today for both diabetes and diabetic neuropathy, but he adds that education, exercise, controlling your blood sugar and diet are the best ways to feel better.

High blood glucose levels can lead to pain throughout a patient's body, and Carradine says not treating the condition can lead to damage in organs and limbs.

To hear more about diabetic pain, how you can treat it, and where to go for information from Dr. Carradine's interview click here.