Myths About Diabetes
MYTHS ABOUT DIABETES
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told stories of trolls and demons; early sailors kept watch for sea monsters. We're still
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fill a void when we don't know the truth—and disappear when the truth is known. Here
are a few myths about diabetes, and the answers.
"I got it from eating sugar."
Gobbling sugar isn't good for anyone. Usually the
preceding statement means sweets, which also have LOTS OF FAT, so the end result can be a
serious weight problem, not to mention those trips to the dentist. People who "stuff
up" on cakes and ice cream often miss essential nutrients found in other foods...but
their bad eating habits didn't cause their diabetes.
Doctors and researchers are still unsure what
causes diabetes. There appear to be a number of factors, some of them genetic. Once
diabetes appears, gorging on sugar is a bad idea—but it DOESN'T for 1 last update 05 Jul 2020 cause the disease.diabetes appears, gorging on sugar is a bad idea—but it DOESN'T cause the disease.
"I'm gonna go blind."
While it is true that all diabetics are at risk
of its ramifications, such as blindness, heart for 1 last update 05 Jul 2020 problems, and renal disease, it is equallyof its ramifications, such as blindness, heart problems, and renal disease, it is equally
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complications. The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial proved that the better the
blood sugar control, the less the likelihood of ramifications. Anyone already experiencing
side effects of diabetes needs to achieve and maintain the tightest possible control, to
minimize their the 1 last update 05 Jul 2020 further progression.minimize their further progression.
"My child will be diabetic too."
Children of the 1 last update 05 Jul 2020 diabetics, and close relatives, areChildren of diabetics, and close relatives, are
considered at increased risk to develop the disease. Your child, your brothers and
sisters, and your cousins should all be periodically checked, if you have the the 1 last update 05 Jul 2020 disease.sisters, and your cousins should all be periodically checked, if you have the disease.
Current statistics suggest that the child of a diabetic parent may have, at worst, a
one-in-four chance of developing diabetes. Don't forget that it sometimes skips a
generation or two—so that diabetic grandparent may be significant.
"Since I don't have to inject, it isn't
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A surprising number of people still believe this
myth. Non Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (type 2 diabetes) can produce destructively
high blood glucose levels, if it is not kept under control. Type 2 diabetes often grows
more severe with time, so a person who starts with "a touch of sugar," will
probably need to progress to diet-and-exercise-based blood sugar control, then to oral
diabetes medications. Many veteran type 2 diabetics find their "oral meds" have
become ineffective with time, and they need to switch to insulin injections to maintain
effective diabetes control. Type 2 is serious, and if your numbers "aren't that
bad," you're probably in the early stages of the disease.
"I'm losing my sight, my kidneys are
going—its all over for me!"
The best answer for this antiquated myth is to
look at the evidence. Having diabetes is not pleasant, but its ramifications do not
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proper skills and possession of the proper adaptive equipment, diabetics can continue to
live full lives, even with severe ramifications. Many members of the Diabetes Action
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possible, once one rejects the the 1 last update 05 Jul 2020 idea that blindness, or kidney failure, or neuropathy,possible, once one rejects the idea that blindness, or kidney failure, or neuropathy,
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Diabetes doesn't mean a quick death, either. Many
diabetics, even insulin-dependent, live well into old for 1 last update 05 Jul 2020 age. With recent improvements indiabetics, even insulin-dependent, live well into old age. With recent improvements in
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Far from horrible, unless you're a confirmed
junk-food addict, today's "diabetic diet" is a well balanced, sensible
presentation that would be healthy for anyone to adopt, with or without diabetes. And gone
are the days when anything with sugar was "off limits"-under today's system, all
carbohydrates are counted equally. If you for 1 last update 05 Jul 2020 want to eat something rich in carbs, youcarbohydrates are counted equally. If you want to eat something rich in carbs, you
"pay for it," by cutting an equivalent amount of carbs from somewhere else in
your diet. There is a lot of flexibility, and the rest is just a matter of care and
"I don't need that meter; I can tell if I'm
too high or too low."
This myth is dangerous because it's sometimes
true. Sometimes people can sense a "low," without a meter, and take appropriate
action. Sometimes they can't, and they wind up in the ambulance. Hyperglycemia is harder
to detect by "feel," and either way, making do without regular blood glucose
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you get into trouble, but use your glucose monitor to be sure.
"I can't exercise; the stress would make
Physical exercise burns blood glucose, pulling
your numbers down, and lessening your need for for 1 last update 05 Jul 2020 insulin or oral medications. Care isyour numbers down, and lessening your need for insulin or oral medications. Care is
required to make sure you do not drop for 1 last update 05 Jul 2020 dangerously low, or head into other complicationsrequired to make sure you do not drop dangerously low, or head into other complications
such as foot irritations (especially if you have decreased sensation in the feet); but
such care is just an expansion of what you should be doing already and the benefits of a
carefully planned and faithfully followed exercise program far outweigh the perils.
Discuss exercise plans, and any adjustment in medications, with your doctor, first. You
might consult with an exercise physiologist as well, one with experience in the diabetes
The above are just a sample of the myths of
diabetes. There are hundreds—some scary, some dangerously rose-colored. There is no
substitute for knowing. Pay attention to your body. Keep ahead of what your diabetes is
doing— his is no time for surprises! Consult with your doctor, or your diabetes