Common myths about Diabetes

Everyone knows at least a few myths or stereotypes for diabetes. Common misconceptions about Diabetes: Diabetes is caused by eating too much sugar. Type 1 diabetes is caused by...
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Everyone knows at least a few myths or stereotypes for diabetes.

Common misconceptions about Diabetes:

  • Diabetes is caused by eating too much sugar.

Type 1 diabetes is caused by genetics. Type 2 diabetes is caused by genetics and lifestyle choices.

Diabetics are not more likely to be sick, however being sick can impact the control of diabetes.

  • Women with diabetes shouldn’t get pregnant.

Women with well managed diabetes can have normal pregnancies and give birth to healthy babies.

  • People with diabetes can feel when their blood glucose levels get too low.

Some people cannot recognize or feel symptoms of low blood glucose levels. This can be very dangerous.

  • You need to lose a large amount of weight for your diabetes to improve.

Only losing around 7% of your body weight can result in significant health benefits. (around 15lbs if you are 200lbs)

If you have any more myths or facts about diabetes that you would like to share, post them here.

 

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