Digital and Radio Facts: Radio Facts: Approximately 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population have diabetes in the United States. That number is way too high and our sugar intake as a country is ridiculous. Dr. Ian Smith is trying to raise awareness about the danger of sugar while promoting his new book, “Blast The Sugar Out.” The doctor stopped by the Rickey Smiley Morning Show to educate the crew on reducing the sugar in their diets. He drops some news on Rickey Smiley that truly surprises him. Check out the full video below.