1. Diabetes sufferers should only eat very small amounts of carbohydrate
Carbohydrates, which are found in a range of foods including beans, bread, cereals, pasta and rice and from which the body gets much of the glucose needed for energy, are an important part of our diet, whether or not we are diabetic. Such foods also contain much of our essential fiber intake. The secret for diabetics is simply to ensure that carbohydrates are balanced with other foods and that portions are kept to a reasonable size.
2. Diabetics cannot eat candy or chocolate
There is no reason at all why diabetics should not eat candy and chocolate, and indeed cakes and sweet desserts, providing they are taken in moderation and are merely one element of a normal healthy diet plan.
3. Diabetes sufferers are prone to colds and flu
There is absolutely no evidence to show that diabetics are any more or less likely than anyone else to catch a cold or flu. For fast and effective relief from these troublesome symptoms of cold and flu, take simply Paracetamol.
4. Eating excessive sugar can lead to diabetes
Despite the fact that the reasons for diabetes are not entirely understood, it is known that excess sugar consumption is not one of them. Having said this, consuming excessive sugar could well lead to an individual gaining water slides which is most certainly a factor in increasing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It is however not the sugar but the increase in weight that may trigger diabetes.
5. Diabetes is a contagious condition
This is not the case. It is thought however that people with diabetes have genetic predisposition water slides the condition and that it might be set off by such things as viruses and drugs, which includes antibiotics. It is possible therefore that contracting a common illness, or treating that illness with antibiotics, may lead to diabetes.
6. Individuals suffering from have to eat a special diabetic diet
So called ‘Diabetic’ versions of some foods that are frequently sold in health food stores are nothing more than a marketing ploy. Diabetes water slides should merely eat a normal balanced diet that is low in fat and that contains only moderate levels of salt and sugar.
7. Taking insulin can cause hypertension and hardening of the arteries
Early tests suggested that insulin might play a part in triggering processes associated with the development of hardened arteries but this has proved water slides to be the case and there is no evidence that insulin causes either hypertension or hardening of the arteries.
The list of myths associated with diabetes goes on and on, although the 7 myths listed here are undoubtedly the most often heard and, in time, will hopefully be laid to rest.
Source: The Daily Star, December 27, 2008