I was recently approached by a rep for JDRF who asked me if I would be open to placing a guest post on my blog regarding diabetes myths and facts. Normally I do not delve into too many health related topics of a serious vein here but I felt this is good information to spread as I have friends and family afflicted with diabetes and deal with it on a daily basis.
10 Diabetes Myths and The True Facts
Diabetes is growing more prevalent by the year. Although the media often makes connections between the rise of the condition and a perceived modern day obesity crisis, this has lead to the development of a number of harmful and inaccurate myths about the cause and treatment of the disease. A difficult health condition to manage involving monitoring your blood sugar, maintaining a healthy diet and taking medication inconsistent diabetes advice is at best stigmatising and at worst dangerous. In the article below, we will look at some of the most common misconceptions about diabetes and try to set the record straight by looking at the facts and figures related to the disease.
1. Losing weight will cure diabetes
Although weight gain can be a symptom of diabetes it is not in itself the cause. Doctors may recommend a treatment plan that involves losing a little weight to slow down the effects of the disease and make monitoring blood glucose and absorbing medications easier but it is extremely unlikely that losing a few pounds – even through dramatic weight loss – will ‘cure’ your diabetes. In fact, nearly 20% of people with type 2 diabetes are of a normal weight. Continue reading 10 Diabetes Myths & The True Facts – Guest Post