Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Diabetes Myths

The diabetics of today have to face a number of problems. The stage of this disease varies from person to person. But, one thing that is invariably common to all is the misconception. Yes, you heard it right. There are many myths associated with diabetes. And all the diabetics have to live under the shadow of the threats that actually do not exist.
Given below are some of the myths that are exclusive to the diabetics:

Diabetes is Caused from Eating Sugar

Contrary to the popular belief, diabetes is not caused by eating sugar. It is rather developed from a blend of genetic disposition and lifestyle. There are some symptoms of this disease, but  sugar alone is not the contributing factor.

Sugar or anything sweet is poison to Diabetics

It is another outrageous lie associated with diabetics. Though intake of sweet more than what is known as moderate, is detrimental to all–regardless of diabetics or non-diabetics, it is a blatant lie to claim that sugar and diabetics cannot go together.
I am not talking about the artificial sweeteners, like Sucralose, Aspartame, etc. that are synthetic and cause side effects, but there are some natural sweeteners, that besides being sweet in taste, also lower the blood sugar level.


Diabetes can be Cured

The society we live in is replete with fraudulent or ignorant pretenders to medical skills. There are quacks who claim to cure the disease in fifteen days. And the credulous diabetics go to them with the hope that their diabetes will be cured. But, what they get is wastage of money and anguish. The fact of the matter is that diabetes, by all means, cannot be cured.

Exposure to Diabetics will Make you Get Diabetes

There is no dearth of the people who firmly believe that Diabetes is a contagious disease. Hence, they do not want to hobnob with diabetics, for they believe, it will make them diabetic too. But, the fact is, it is not a disease that can be passed from one person to another like  virus.
The above myths include, but not limited to the myths associated with diabetes.

                                                      ---Ashish Jha

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