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Your Health and Well- Being Authority. Are You Suffering From Diabetes and always
wanted to know the Truth about the Condition? In this video, we will debunk 15 of The Biggest
Myths About Diabetes You Should Stop Believing Right Now! So please watch it until the end.
Fact is, Myths about diabetes are told in many communities around the world. Causes
and Cures about the condition are often sacrificed to opinion and myth. Diabetes myths lead to
greater stigma, hurt and most significantly, misunderstanding and misdiagnosis. Ignorance
is exactly the reason why so many people fear the disease as it is human nature to fear
the unknown. We’re still afraid of not knowing—and we tell a lot of tall tales about diabetes!
Scary stories fill a void when we don’t know the truth—and disappear when the truth is
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informative Health-Related Videos, regularly. Diabetes is a serious condition, one that’s
estimated to affect almost 30 million people in the U.S. alone, according to the American
Diabetes Association. The Best way to fight the disease is to provide
accurate information on its causes and treatments. So in this video, let us separate the Myths
from Actual Facts. 1. DIABETICS ARE MORE LIKELY TO GET COLDS.
The thought that people with diabetes are more likely to catch colds or other illnesses
is a fairly common belief. But it’s just not true.
The only truth in it is that if and when a diabetic does become sick, their diabetes
may be a bit harder to manage. 2. OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE ALWAYS DEVELOP DIABETES.
Type 1 Diabetes, means your body doesn’t produce insulin, and type 2 means your body no longer
uses it effectively. Most patients with type 2 diabetes are obese,
but only about one-third of obese people have diagnosed diabetes, according to the Centers
for Disease Control. 3. DIABETICS HAVE TO CARRY SNACKS.
For type 1 diabetes, this is true — low blood sugar can be life-threatening.
But for type 2, it varies based on the medications you’re taking. Regardless, the key to diabetes
management is never going too long without a little something, so a shelf-stable snack
that’s about 15 grams of carbs can come in handy.
4. PEOPLE WITH DIABETES GO BLIND AND LOSE THEIR LEGS.
Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness and also causes many amputations each year.
However, those people with diabetes that control blood pressure, glucose, weight and quit smoking,
increase their chances of remaining complication-free. 5. ONLY OLDER PEOPLE GET DIABETES.
Type 2 was once called “adult-onset diabetes” and, indeed, doctors diagnose adults between
45 and 64 the most. But over 5,000 children develop type 2 diabetes
every year, according to the American Diabetes Association. Type 2 is now found in kids as
young as 3 years old. 6. DIABETES TREATMENT IS ALL MEDICINE AND
DIET. Yes, they’re important but so is exercise.
Regularly getting up and moving — even if it’s just walking more frequently — can
help with insulin sensitivity. Your ultimate goal: 10,000 steps per day,
which sounds like a lot but adds up quickly if you make a point of moving throughout the
day. 7. DIABETES RESULTS FROM EATING TOO MUCH SUGAR.
Diet is a major factor in type 2 diabetes, but genetics, smoking and lack of exercise
may play a role as well. If you’re concerned about developing the disease,
it is advised asking your physician to draw what’s called a fasting blood glucose, plus
an HbA1C and a biomarker that indicates your average blood sugar levels over three months.
8. IT’S NOT SAFE FOR DIABETICS TO EXERCISE. As mentioned, exercise can help with diabetes.
This myth is based on the notion that exercising inevitably affects your blood sugar, in one
way or another. Doctors say, “If you’re on insulin, or
a medication that increases insulin production in the body, you have to balance exercise
with your medication and diet 9. DIABETICS CAN’T EAT FRUITS.
Diabetics need to be “carb-aware,” but the question is exactly the kind of carbohydrate
they should be eating. “Fruit is nutrient-dense and loaded with health-shielding plant compounds,
Incorporate fruits into your diet alongside a source of protein, like a tablespoon of
nut butter, slice of low-fat cheese or a hard-boiled egg. 10. ONE DIET WORKS BEST FOR ALL DIABETICS.
There’s one universal truth: If you’re diagnosed with diabetes, cut back on the processed foods
and eat more veggies and fruit. The specifics are up to you. A high-fat, low-carb
diet (still low in saturated fat) improved blood glucose stability and reduced the need
for type 2 diabetes medication in a 2015 study. 11. PEOPLE WITH DIABETES CAN’T EAT SUGAR.
When a person has diabetes, the body doesn’t deal well with high levels of sugar, but that
doesn’t mean zero tolerance for Sugar. In fact, every cell in the body lives on glucose.
It’s the energy source of life, and the body converts all food to glucose for fuel.
How much sugar can people with diabetes eat? That depends on the person and the medications
he or she takes. But sugar in no way is banned from modern diabetes meal planning.
12. STARCHY FOODS ARE OFF-LIMITS. Starchy foods contain carbohydrates, and,
they can fit into your meal plan. Choose high-fiber, less processed carbs to get the vitamins and
minerals you need while still managing your blood sugar.
Carbs aren’t your enemy, but the type of carb and the quantity of carb that you eat
that is important for those with diabetes. 13. THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN EAT DESSERTS AGAIN. Go ahead and enjoy a slice of cake or a cookie
now and then, even if you have diabetes. The key is moderation and portion control.
Forget the “all or nothing” mentality. Feel free to indulge in a small serving of
your favorite sweet on special occasions. Just be sure to limit other carbs in your
meal to strike a safe balance. 14. DIABETICS HAVE TO EAT DIFFERENT FOODS
FROM THE REST OF THE FAMILY. People with diabetes can eat the same foods
as the rest of their family. Current nutrition guidelines for diabetes are very flexible
and offer many choices, allowing people with diabetes to fit in favorite or special-occasion
foods. So, if you have diabetes, there’s no need to cook separately from your family.
15. DIABETICS SHOULD ALWAYS FOLLOW A LOW SODIUM DIET.
Having diabetes doesn’t mean you have to cut salt and sodium from your diet. However, people
with diabetes should cut back on their sodium intake since they are more likely to have high
blood pressure, a leading cause of heart disease than people without diabetes. Diabetes is a condition, not an illness and
it can be well managed. People need to educate themselves about diabetes and understand how
to live a healthy life. By knowing which Myths to stop believing, you can only focus on the
Facts that can help you fight the condition. Do you know any other Myths about Diabetes?
If yes, please share it in the comments section down below.
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