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All You Wanted To Know About The Myths And Facts Of Diabetes

By Michelle L Published 05/23/2010 | Health

It must be known to you that diabetes is a disease that is very common among people. On the other hand, not every one knows everything that they ought to about this disorder. Given below are some of the myths as well as facts about diabetes.

  • People suffering from diabetes should have a restrictive diet plan

It has been found that people suffering from this illness can follow the dietary guidelines that are recommended for normal people. It is important for you to realize that there is no such term such as a diabetic diet. If you are suffering from this health problem, then you should ensure that you do not eat foods that are high in sugar and you should also not eat in huge quantities. Try to eat plenty of vegetables and fruits and consume carbohydrates in moderation. You should control the consumption of fats and foods rich in fats.

  • You are not allowed to eat your favorite foods

This is something that many people believe in but one thing you should keep in mind that it is not necessary for you to completely stop eating your favorite foods. If your favorite foods are high in fats then you should reduce the consumption of those. You donít have to completely stop eating them

  • Glucose levels are not increased by healthy foods

This myth is not true all the time. There are some people who eat plenty of fruits to make up for the desserts and sweets but what they fail to realize is that the fruits are high in carbohydrates too. It will be better if you try to find out about the glycemic load as well as the glycemic index of foods so that you will get a fair idea of what you can eat that will help your condition and not make it worse.

  • It is alright for you to eat everything you want to so long as you take your medications

This is not the right way to think and if you think that you can eat anything you want to so long as you take your medications, then you are putting yourself at risk. Even if you are taking medicines for diabetes, you can not afford to eat everything. Try not to eat those foods that are high in sugar and fats.