| Diabetes is caused by eating too much sugar|| There are various risk factor to develop
Diabetes. Age, Ethnicity , genetics and family
history, overweight ,lack of physical activity,
excess of alcohol and smoking are few of the
| You'll know if you have diabetes by your
symptoms.|| Not always. Type 2 diabetes often goes
undiagosed because it usually has few or no
symptoms when it first develops.
| I have only mild diabetes.|| No, Either you have diabetes or you don't
have. There is nothing called mild diabetes.
| I can stop medicines if my diabetes is under
control.|| No, If your blood sugar is under control that
means medicines are working right in your
body. There is a chance that your blood sugar
will increase again if you stop medicines.
Your doctor will decide wheather to continue
medicine or not.
| People with diabetes can feel when their
blood glucose level goes too low.|| Not always. Some people cannot feel or
recognize the symptoms of low blood glucose,
or hypoglycemia, which can be dangerous
| No one in my family has Diabetes, so I'm
safe.|| Not always. Their are many risk factors.
Family history is only one of them.
| Diabetes can be cured.|| No, Diabetes can not be cured but it can be
controlled very well. Their are many
treatment option available. Your doctor will
decide best one for you.
| Diabetes can spread from one person to
other person.|| No, If you have someone in your family who
has diabetes than you have higher risk but
there are many other reasons also to get
| You can not eat sugar if you have Diabetes.|| No, sugar can be part of your total diet.
Your doctor will advice you correctly.
| The diet for diabetics are very strict and
you have to eat special food.|| No, You have to eat same healthy diet which
is good for everyone. Special diabetic food
are costly and not necessary.
| Sugar free and Diet food can be eaten
unlimited.|| No, They contain equal amount of calories
and carbohydrates and fat.
| Fruit is healthy so I can eat it unlimited
quantity.|| No, even though fruit are healthy but it
also contains carbohydrates. Certain fruits
can be taken in moderate amount.
| Carbohydrates Are Bad for Diabetes|| Cereals, high fiber fruits and vegetables are
good quality carbohydrates that are required
for maintaining blood glucose levels.
| Diet Foods Are the Best Choices for
Diabetes.|| As with any food you choose, read the labels
carefully to find out if the ingredients and
amount of calories are good choices for you.
| People with diabetes should not exercise|| No, Exercise is very important in keeping
you blood sugar under control.
| You Can Adjust Your Diabetes Drugs to
"Cover" Whatever You Eat|| Most diabetes medications work best when
they are taken consistently as directed by
| Diabetes can be managed with herbs and
other preparations.|| No, some herbal treatment may lower your
blood sugar but there is not much scientific
proof available and they are not FDA
| Women with diabetes should not get
pregnant.|| Women can have normal pregnancy and
give birth to a healthy baby provided if her
Diabetes is under control.
| Gestational diabetes doesn't need to be
taken seriously, as it will disappear after
a woman gives birth|| It puts both mother and child at a higher
risk of developing type 2 diabetes later
| Insulin cures diabetes.|| No, Insulin controls your blood sugar when
tablets and other measures are no longer
effective in your body.
| If I use Insulin, I will get addicted.|| No, Insulin is a hormone (medicine). It is not
a drug to get addicted.