Diabetes is considered as a silent killer. Lets look at some myths and
facts on Diabetes, which would help you understand and help manage your
Diabetes is triggered by consuming sweets and sugar
Diabetes is not triggered by sweets and sugar but inability of body to
process them. Although there is relation between sugar and
sweet intake and blood sugar levels, only eating sweets doesn’t cause
diabetes. Frequent sugar intake leads to excess calories in the body.
Gradually these excess calories get converted into fat and cause a person
to gain weight and so the insulin that is produced by the pancreas is not
sufficient for the entire body which leads to diabetes.
If you don’t eat sugar, your blood sugar won’t rise
If you don’t eat sugar, it helps keep your blood sugar low but doesn’t
guarantee that they won’t rise.
All the carbohydrates which we consume ultimately get converted into sugar
in the body. Carbohydrates are found in the most amounts in bread, rice,
chapatti, fruits and bakery products we eat.
: If you have diabetes, you can’t lead an active lifestyle.
You can definitely engage in physical activity, though please take advise
of experts before starting any exercise plan.
Taking insulin means you have “failed.”
Starting Insulin doesn’t mean you’ve done a bad job. In fact, Starting
Insulin will help you to better manage your diabetes which, in turn, lowers
your risk of developing complications.
: Injecting insulin is painful.
If you take insulin injections, it doesn’t have to hurt. In fact, it
shouldn’t hurt! Practice good injection technique and the experience will
be virtually painless.
: Diabetes can be cured
: Diabetes is a disorder and not a disease. It cannot be cured but it
definitely can be well controlled. Ultimately what matters is to control
your blood sugar levels so that they don’t have a bad effect on your body.