6 Myths You Must Know About Diabetes
Diabetes is a health condition where the body does not produce enough insulin to absorb the glucose from the food that you eat. There are two types of diabetes- type I and type II. Type I diabetes is when your pancreas do not produce any insulin at all and type II diabetes is when they produce insulin but it isn’t sufficient or does not do its job. Diabetes is on the rise the world over and is the major cause of deaths, with people dying of diabetes more than people with AIDS and heart diseases combined. Although a lot of people have diabetes, there is still a lot of myth about the disease. Here are some common myths that do the rounds.
1. Diabetes is not a serious health condition
Many falsely believe that diabetes is not a serious health condition or a disease. This is what leads them to be careless about controlling their blood sugar levels. Uncontrolled diabetes leads to serious heart conditions and other major problems with the body. Diabetes is a serious chronic condition that requires regular check up and medication.
2. It is the end of you when you have diabetes
Many people are also scared into thinking that diabetes is more of a death sentence. With advances in medicine and easier ways to check your blood sugar and also inject insulin when needed, Diabetes can be controlled and you can have a normal life.
3. Being overweight causes diabetes
This is not always true. Although obesity leads to diabetes not all overweight people have diabetes. Diabetes has more hereditary reasons. Weight more or less is not a determinant of diabetes as thin people can have diabetes and overweight people may never develop diabetes in their lives.