5 Common myths about diabetes


Diabetes only affects people who are overweight or obese.

While being overweight or obese can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, it can also affect people who are of normal weight.


Eating too much sugar causes diabetes.

Eating too much sugar is not the direct cause of diabetes. However, consuming too much sugar or other refined carbohydrates can contribute to weight gain and increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.


People with diabetes can't eat any sweets or desserts.

People with diabetes can enjoy sweets and desserts in moderation as part of a balanced diet, as long as they are mindful of their carbohydrate intake and blood sugar levels.


Diabetes is not a serious health condition.

Diabetes can lead to a range of serious health complications if left untreated, including heart disease, nerve damage, kidney damage, and blindness.


Insulin is a cure for diabetes.

While insulin is an important treatment for people with type 1 diabetes and some people with type 2 diabetes, it is not a cure for the condition. People with diabetes still need to manage their blood sugar levels through diet, exercise, and medication even when using insulin.

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