There are a lot of myths in relation to diabetes that are floating around which are all too often reported as facts. These falsifications of diabetes can be damaging and result in a prejudice being associated with the disease. At times, the myths about diabetes are so believable, that it makes accepting the facts practically impossible. This results in a distorted perception of the disease, that is inaccurate.
For the myths to be negated, one needs to be aware about the disease, and be knowledgeable about the true facts. To do this one needs to be educated about the illness- from the right sources.
One of the biggest and most damaging myths about diabetes is that it is not a serious disease. One often hears that a person has “a touch of diabetes” or “sugar level is a little high.” These statements imply that diabetes is not a serious disease. This is incorrect. Diabetes is serious, but it can be managed.
Many people when they think about potentially fatal diseases, think of heart attacks, HIV, cancer etc. Diabetes is not perceived as deadly as these diseases.
According to the American Diabetes Association, “Diabetes kills more Americans each year than AIDS and breast cancer combined.” It is one of the main causes of heart disease and stroke (two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke) and it can also result in blindness, stroke and amputations.
Diabetes need to make healthy food choices, maintain a healthy weight, and daily follow an exercise regime.
Taking good care of yourself and your diabetes can help you feel better. So learn more about the disease, ask your doctor specific queries and concerns, as there are many practical and doable things that you can do.
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