Home Disorders Gastrointestinal Disorders Type 2 diabetes myths

Type 2 diabetes myths

There are different myths associated with diabetes. Because of the misinformation about the disease, many people suffer from unnecessary problems because they believe something which is not correct. Below we will try to know about if you myths and find the correct information.

1. Diabetes isn't a serious disease

People think that diabetes is not a serious disease and that is wrong. Diabetes is a serious disease. It is so serious that two out of three people who has diabetes may die due to cardiovascular related problems. Such problems include heart attack or stroke.

2. Insulin will cause harm to your body

Insulin will not harm your body, in fact it will save your life. The new insulin products are better and improved and they can control your blood sugar in a tighter way. However, to make sure that the insulin is working fine and controlling your blood sugar, you will need to test your blood sugar levels.

3. If I have diabetes I cannot eat sweets

There is no condition like you cannot eat sweets when you have diabetes. If you can fit the sweets in your normal meal plan, you can eat sweets. You may need to reduce the amount. If you're drinking and eating drinks and deserts with high sugar levels, they may quickly spike your blood sugar level because they are digestive quickly. If you eat huge quantities of sugar or sugared beverages, the possibility of increasing your blood sugar is high.

4. Since you are overweight, you will automatically get type 2 diabetes

If you are overweight or obese, there is a serious risk to your health, but it does not mean that you will automatically get type 2 diabetes. There are other factors which may increase the possibility of having diabetes. If your family has a history of diabetic people, if your lifestyle is sedentary or if you have high blood pressure, you are more likely to have type 2 diabetes in comparison to a person of normal health.

5. When you have diabetes, your body is not producing enough insulin

That's not true. People who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, they generally have enough insulin in their bodies, but the insulin isn't working properly. The insulin cannot help the cells of the body in absorbing glucose from food in those patients. Later the pancreas may not produce enough insulin and so at that time the patients may need injections. Even though enough insulin is produced, it cannot help the sugar of in moving from the blood to the cells. And that may lead to type 2 diabetes from prediabetes.

6. Exercising is not good for you when you have diabetes

In fact exercise is very much essential for you to keep your blood sugar levels and diabetes in check. If you have diabetes and you exercise it does not mean that you will experience a low blood sugar condition. When you have diabetes, you cannot skip your exercise just because it can really help you to maintain your good health even when you have diabetes. If you're taking insulin, he will have to balance exercise with the diet and medicines you are taking. Your doctor is the best person to advise you about the right exercise programs.

7. Since you are taking insulin, you don't have to make any lifestyle changes

This is completely wrong. If you have type 2 diabetes, then you will definitely need to make some lifestyle changes. You will need to make your lifestyle more active to maintain your blood sugar levels.

300-600-1

References
1. The Big Diabetes Lie
2. Diabetes Type 2
3. Type 2 Diabetes