There are a lot of false rumors about diabetes, and sometimes it is difficult to hear or believe the truth, but the more knowledge you know and understand, the better you can manage diabetes better.
False rumors: diabetes is not a serious disease - just a little more sugar.
Fact: If you are effective in managing diabetes, you can prevent or delay the complications of diabetes, but diabetes is a serious illness that requires your attention.
False rumors: If you are overweight, you will get type 2 diabetes.
Fact: Overweight is a risk factor for developing diabetes, but other risk factors, such as family history, are also important factors. Many obese people will never suffer from diabetes.
False rumors: because you eat too much sugar so you will get diabetes.
Fact: Type 1 diabetes is caused by genetic factors and other unknown factors, but for patients with type 2 diabetes, the cause is not so clear. Eating a lot of sweets can lead to overweight, and obesity is a risk factor for diabetes. Studies have shown that there is a correlation between the two, but there are many other factors.
False rumors: Diabetic patients must maintain a more specific dietary habits of diabetes.
Fact: A healthy meal plan is good for everyone. Usually do not need a special "diabetes" or "diet" diet, but to understand the knowledge of healthy nutrition is undoubtedly very important.
False rumors: Diabetes can not eat sweets.
Fact: If candy is included in a healthy meal plan, or combined with exercise, a small amount of candy can be part of your meal plan. The key is a small amount and only in special occasions to eat candy.
False rumors: you will be diabetic.
Fact: No, you will not be infected with so-called diabetes like a cold or flu.
False rumors: diabetic patients are more likely to get sick.
Fact: Diabetes suffers from a higher risk of a cold, flu or other illness than an ordinary person, but it is recommended that you inject a flu vaccine. This is because illness may cause your blood sugar to cause problems.
Inaccurate rumors: If you are suffering from type 2 diabetes and your doctor wants you to take insulin, it means that you are not able to manage your diabetes effectively.
Fact: No, most people with diabetes still suffer from progressive disease. When you first diagnose, you may be able to manage your blood sugar through meal planning and exercise activities. But over time, you may need to take oral medication, and some people will benefit from taking insulin, thus controlling blood sugar levels. Taking insulin to keep blood sugar on your target range is a good thing.
ADA website: Diabetes Myths http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/diabetes-myths