There is a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to diabetes, and odds are, you believe these particular myths are true. Once and for all, let’s bust them to discover the truth.
If you have type 2 diabetes, you brought it on yourself. While it is true that weight, diet, and physical activity contributes to the risk of developing the disease, genetics play a major role. You can’t get diabetes simply from eating too much sugar, though continually overdosing on sweets could trigger someone with prediabetes to get full-blown diabetes.
You have to take medication the rest of your life. Many people can manage diabetes through diet, exercise and lifestyle changes. This is, however, something you will have to do for the rest of your life in order to keep your blood sugar within safe limits.
You’ll know when your blood sugar gets too high because of specific symptoms. The truth is, you won’t necessarily be able to tell when your blood sugar is too high. Symptoms are often so subtle at first that they’re easily overlooked. Some of the most common symptoms include feeling tired, being thirstier than usual and urinating more frequently, which often go unnoticed when they aren’t extreme.
Here is a FACT to take away: If you follow these simple food rules you will be able to take charge of your health and look and feel your best.