Busting 7 myths about Diabetes || Dr Narendra BS, DM Consultant Endocrinologist

Recently I met with Dr Narendra BS, DM Consultant Endocrinologist, Apollo Sugar Clinics, Bangalore.

During the interaction he showcased his article busting 7 Myths about Diabetes.

Myth – 1: I have to be overweight to get diabetes.

Truth: – Actually about 20 percent of people who get type 2 diabetes are not overweight, nor are most people who get type 1 diabetes.

Myth – 2: Type 2 diabetes is not as serious as type 1.

Truth: Actually, type 1 and type 2 diabetes are equally serious, because they both can lead to the same devastating complications.

Myth – 3: So many of my family members have diabetes, I’m certain to get it!

Truth: Actually, you may be predisposed to getting type 2 diabetes, but you can do a lot to possibly prevent it.

Myth – 4: Insulin shots are very painful.

Truth:- Actually, today’s insulin injections typically don’t hurt, and most patients report that they hardly feel them at all.

Myth – 5: If my diabetes is under control, there’s no need to see my doctor.

Truth: Actually, because you may not notice any symptoms at the beginning of many diabetic complications, seeing your doctor regularly is important both to prevent complications and to detect them early.

Myth – 6: Women with diabetes shouldn’t get pregnant.

Truth:- Actually, this mantra, still told to thousands of women today, is no longer true.

Myth – 7: Healthful foods won’t raise my blood sugar.

Truth: Actually, foods that are healthful can also contain a lot of carbohydrates, which raise blood sugar.

This is an eye opener for all of us and will help creating more awareness regarding the rampant diabetes.

 

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