Diabetes Myths

The diabetes problem is fact, not fiction. I have been dealing with type 2 for about 3 years now. More than 23 million Americans have now been diagnosed. Here’s more of the truth about this condition.

MYTH: Sugar cause diabetes
FACT: Diabetes runs in certain families. For type 2 diabetes, being overweight and other lifestyle issues also add to risk.

MYTH: People with diabetes must eat special food.
FACT: Your diabetes meal plan should be based on whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. Those same foods are a part of any healthy diet.

MYTH: Diabetes isn’t that serious
FACT: If you don’t take steps to control it, diabetes can make you very sick. But healthy eating, exercise, and prescription drugs can reduce your risk for problems.

Remember: If you don’t take control of your diabetes, it can make you very sick. Until next time……