In simple word we can say diabetic is a blood sugar disease , a disease in which the body either does not produce or does not properly utilize insulin.
Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. Because diabetics have a problem with insulin, their body’s can’t use glucose (blood sugar) for energy, which results in elevated blood glucose levels and the eventual urination of sugar out of their bodies. As a result diabetics can literally starve themselves to death.
Here is Top 20 myths about Diabetic:
1.Eating sweets causes diabetes.
TRUTH: Actually, it doesn’t—at least not in the way you think. Diabetes is caused by a genetic predisposition and lifestyle factors, or by an autoimmune reaction. However, in the case of type 2 diabetes, eating excessive amounts of sugar may influence whether or not the genes for diabetes get triggered.
2. Type 2 diabetes is not as serious as type 1.
TRUTH: Actually, type 1 and type 2 diabetes are equally serious, because they both can lead to the same devastating complications.
3. Only adults get type 2 diabetes and only kids get type 1
TRUTH: Actually, type 2 diabetes is occurring in children at an alarming rate, and you can get type 1 at any age.
4. If you have to go on insulin, it’s the beginning of the end.
TRUTH: Actually, it’s the beginning of achieving better blood sugar control.
5.So many of my family members have diabetes, I’m certain to get it!
TRUTH: Actually, you may be predisposed to getting type 2 diabetes, but you can do a lot to possibly prevent it.
5.People with diabetes can’t eat sugar.
TRUTH: Actually, people with diabetes can eat anything, including sugar.
6.Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness, heart attack, kidney disease, and amputation.
TRUTH: Actually, it’s “poorly controlled” diabetes that can cause these outcomes.
7. Most people who have diabetes eventually lose their feet.
TRUTH: Actually, the chances of losing a foot are very small if you take care of your feet, and your diabetes.
8.Insulin shots are very painful.
TRUTH: Actually, today’s insulin injections typically don’t hurt, and most patients report that they hardly feel them at all.
9.There’s nothing I can do to prevent my kids from getting diabetes.
TRUTH: Actually, there’s a lot you can do to increase the odds of preventing type 2, and some research suggests it may be possible to prevent type 1.
10.People who have diabetes have to wear special shoes.
TRUTH: Actually, you can wear any shoe that fits properly and doesn’t put undue stress on your feet.
11.Diabetes medications make you gain weight.
TRUTH: Actually, some do, some don’t, and a newer class of drugs actually helps you lose weight.
12.If you lose weight and don’t require medicine anymore, I’ll no longer have diabetes!
TRUTH: Actually, the symptoms of type 2 diabetes may go away, but not the condition. If you have type 1 diabetes, then no matter how much weight you lose you will always require insulin, but you may require less.
13.When I feel the symptoms of low blood sugar, I should keep eating sweets until I feel better.
TRUTH: Actually, you should eat only fifteen grams of fast-acting carbohydrate and then check your blood sugar.
14.If I’m sick (such as with a cold or flu) and barely eat, I shouldn’t take my diabetes medicine.
TRUTH: Actually, you probably should. Your blood sugar is likely to rise from the physical stress of being sick, even though you are not eating
15.If my diabetes is under control, there’s no need to see my doctor.
TRUTH: Actually, because you may not notice any symptoms at the beginning of many diabetic complications, seeing your doctor regularly is important both to prevent complications and to detect them early.
16.If You take insulin, I must eat snacks during the day and at bedtime.
TRUTH: Actually, newer rapid-acting insulin’s and long-acting insulin’s don’t require consistent snacking.
17. You’ve heard for thirty years that there’s going to be a cure for type 1 diabetes, but nothing’s changed.
TRUTH: Actually, some consider islet cell transplantation a cure, and other advances made over the last five to ten years have vastly improved living with type 1 diabetes.
18. Women with diabetes shouldn’t get pregnant.
TRUTH: Actually, this mantra, still told to thousands of women today, is no longer true.
19.The stresses and strains of everyday life don’t affect diabetes.
TRUTH: Actually, stress raises blood sugar, blood pressure, and blood fats and interferes with good diabetes management.
20.Healthful foods won’t raise my blood sugar.
TRUTH: Actually, foods that are healthful can also contain a lot of carbohydrates, which raise blood sugar