We are going to talk about some common myths about diabetes. I got the idea for this post after visiting some forums and hearing some of the most ludicrous comments and thoughts about diabetics.
In many cases there are actually some very awful things said and claimed. At the end of the day it is usually just because people don’t have any education on the subject and they just assume things. Then there are the others who don’t care and simply put are just mean.
Either way in almost all cases the subject matter is mythical with maybe a grain of truth. However in almost all cases everything being said is very incorrect.
Below I will try to talk about some of these myths and debunk the bad parts of them. I will also try to follow up with the truth so that will give you a little more knowledge on the subject.
I Dont Want To Catch Diabetes From Someone Else
This myth is actually one of the ones that really makes me mad. It is a myth started by someone who totally has no clue and likely never will. Out of each myth out there this is likely the most ridiculous one I have ever heard.
For those reading and not knowing simply put you absolutely can not get diabetes from someone else. That just can’t happen.
There are no viruses or infections involved. Diabetes is in laymen terms a condition created by your body when the insulin process can’t be properly maintained.
So for God’s sake please don’t be scared to be around a diabetic if they have a sneeze or a cough. Heck you might catch their cold but I assure you that you will not catch the diabetes.
Diabetics Cant Eat Normal Food
The first thing to remember is that diabetes is a disease. So many think it’s a condition. So the fact of the matter is you would actually be surprised as to what diabetics can eat as apposed to what non diabetics shouldn’t be eating.
Diabetics can eat food out of every food group. There aren’t allergies that affect the things they are eating. Diabetes isn’t agitated by the foods we eat but actually is affected in some ways and there are reasons for that as well.
The fact of the matter is even if you do not have diabetes you could do wonders for your health by learning to eat the way diabetics eat. By doing that you stand a good chance of not developing diabetes. We focus on foods that are natural and low on the glysemic table. We try to stay away from sugars and artificial stuff in our foods.
Only Overweight People Get Diabetes
So many people are overweight and it’s for different reasons. In fact we could likely list pages and pages as to why people are over weight. It is true however that being bigger does put you in a much higher risk of not only diabetes but many other diseases.
The fact of the matter is just because you are over weight doesn’t mean you are going to be sick. Being over weight can of course lead to diabetes just as it can to many other diseases.
Diseases like cancer and heart attack are more often brought on by being over weight as well except once again there are no guarantees. Just because you are overweight doesn’t mean you will catch any diseases or have any sickness.
Bottom line is everyone is a different person and everything affects people differently. yes there are factors who give yo a better chance of getting diabetes or anything else. But like I said there are no guarantees so if people tell you that you are diabetic because you are over weight just remember they are just being ridiculous.
No Fruit, Sugar or Starch For Diabetics
Well finally a comment that is somewhat true. If you decide to sit down and eat meals that are loaded with these ingredients then as a diabetic you certainly are digging your own grave. Large quantities of sugar, starch and fruit can most defiantly cause problems.
That doesn’t mean you can’t eat these foods. it just means you can only eat small quantities of it. Just have them mixed in small amounts. The biggest thing when it comes to eating as a diabetic is eat balanced meals and watch your portions.
Diabetes Is Nothing To Worry About
Well I am going to say this is one of the biggest myths out there. You ask most people with diabetes and they take it very seriously. Its not easy going to bed each and every night wondering when and if the kidneys will fail, the heart will stop, the stroke will happen or maybe you will even get a limb amputated.
Diabetes kills thousands and thousands of people each and every year. It seems that the numbers are going up every year as well. There are many other common myths about diabetes out there but these were some of the ones I have read about lately.
If you want to learn more about diabetes why not ask. Or even head over to my website below.
Education can go a long way when you want to understand what goes on in the day of a diabetic. The fears and so forth. However something to know is once a diabetic gets things under control they can live a relatively normal life.
When I say normal I mean they can do anything you can except maybe not eat an abundance of ice cream. That’s a joke of course.
My name is Dale and around July 2017 I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The first couple days I treated it like a death sentence and really thought my days were numbered. Once I realized that if I wanted to make things work I would have to get off my butt, get some education and move on.
That’s exactly what I did. Now my numbers are getting really good. I associate with many other diabetics and I am working on this website to help people understand what diabetes is.
If you have any questions or comments please leave them below and I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.