Myths of the Diabetes
Here are some phenomena and myths about diabetes: Many underestimate “facts” are thrown about on the internet and paper press, magazines regarding diabetes, most of them are myths. It is important that people with diabetes, prediabetes, their loved ones and family members have a correct picture of the disease.
People with diabetes should not exercise – This is totally NOT TRUE! Exercise or yoga is important for people with diabetes, as it is for everybody else. Exercise helps manage body weight, improves cardiovascular health, improves mood, helps blood sugar control, and relieves stress. But patients should discuss their exercise routings with their doctor first.
Fat people always develop type 2 diabetes ultimately – NOT TRUE!!. Being overweight or burly raises the risk of becoming diabetic, they are risk factors, but do not mean that a fat person will definitely become diabetic. Most of people with type 2 diabetes were never overweight. In fact majority of overweight people do not develop type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes is a annoying, but not serious – two thirds of diabetes patients die prematurely from heart disease or stroke. The lifetime of a person with diabetes is from five to ten years shorter than other people’s. Definitely diabetes is a serious disease.
Children can omit diabetes – This is NOT TRUE. Almost all children with diabetes have type 1,It means insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas have been destroyed. These are never come back. Children with type 1 diabetes will need to take insulin for the rest of their lives, until a cure is found one day.
Don’t eat too much sugar, you will become diabetic – Of course NOT. A person with Diabetes type 1 developed the disease because of their immune system destroyed the insulin-producing beta cells and there are no connection with diabetes type 1 patients and sugary foods. A diet high in calories, which can make people overweight, it raises the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, especially if there are family history about this disease.
I know when my blood sugar levels are high or low – very high or low blood sugar levels may cause some symptoms, such as weakness, fatigue and extreme thirst. However, levels need to be fluctuating a lot for symptoms to be felt. If you need to be sure about your blood sugar levels, then test them regularly. Researchers from the University Of Copenhagen, Denmark showed that even very slight rises in blood-glucose levels significantly raise the risk of ischemic heart disease.
Diabetes diets are different from other people’s – The diet doctors or specialized nutritionist’s, recommended diet plans are good not only for diabetes patients but also for healthy people as well. Meals should contain plentiful vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and they should law in salt and sugar, and saturated or trans-fat. Experts say that there is no need to buy special diabetic foods because they offer no special benefits, compared to the healthy usual meals.
Having High blood sugar is fine – High blood sugar levels are never normal for anybody. Mental stress, Some illnesses and steroids can cause temporary hikes in blood sugar levels in people without diabetes and it’s may be a tentative. But Anyone with higher blood sugar than normal levels or sugar in their urine should be checked for diabetes by a health care professional.
Diabetes patients cannot eat bread, potatoes or pasta – People with diabetes can eat starchy foods. However, they must keep an eye on the size of the portions. Whole grain starchy foods are better, as is the case for people without diabetes.
Diabetes can be transmit one to another – NOT TRUE. Just like a broken leg is not infectious or contagious. But parent may pass on, through their genes to their children and there are a higher Susceptibility to developing the disease.
Only older people develop type 2 diabetes – Not at all. A growing number of children and teenagers have chances to developing type 2 diabetes. But experts say that this is conjugate to the explosion in poor diet, physical inactivity and childhood obesity.
If you have diabetes you cannot eat sweets – people with diabetes can eat chocolates or sweets but they need to combine them with exercise or eat them as part of a healthy meal.
Diabetes patients are more tendentious to colds and illnesses in general – A person with good diabetes control is no more likely to become ill with a cold or something else than other people. But, when a diabetic catches a cold, their diabetes becomes harder to control, so they have a higher risk of complications.