Myth: Diabetes is not that serious of a disease.
Fact: Diabetes causes more deaths each year than breast cancer & AIDS combined.
Myth: Eating too much sugar will cause diabetes.
Fact: Type 1 diabetes is caused by genetics & unknown factors that trigger the onset of the disease (it is an autoimmune disease). Type 2 diabetes is caused by genetics & lifestyle factors.
Myth: People with diabetes should eat a special diet or special ‘diabetic food’.
Fact: A healthy meal for people with diabetes is the same type of meal that would be considered healthy for anyone.
Myth: Type 1 diabetes is a ‘children’s disease’.
Fact: A person can be diagnosed at any age & you can never outgrow it. More than 1/2 of the people diagnosed with Type 1 are over the age of 18.
Myth: Insulin cures Type 1 diabetes.
Fact:The use of external (man made) insulin manages the disease. Currently, there is no cure.
Love, health & happiness,