If you recently just found out that you have diabetes, it can be hard
to accept this kind of news. You may be feeling shocked, angry,
frustrated, scared and depressed... They are all valid and common
feelings to many who get this diagnosis. But, it’s also important not
to waste to much time dealing with your emotions. After all, you have
your own life to save!
There are many myths about diabetes information and food guides that can make it hard to understand some of the real facts about this disease. Myths like:
Myth: Diabetes is not a big deal.
It is a serious and "Deadly" disease.
Fact: In the US, there are more deaths caused by diabetes in a year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke.
Myth: Eating too much sugary foods causes diabetes.
The truth to this one is "NO IT DOES NOT"
Fact: Type 1 diabetes is caused by genetics and other unknown factors and Type 2 diabetes is caused by genetics and lifestyle factors.
Myth: People with diabetes should eat special diabetic foods.
There is No such a thing as a "Diabetic Food"
Fact: A healthy meal plan for people with diabetes is the same as a healthy diet for anyone. You may find some diatetic/diabetic foods in some store. They will generally offer no special benefits. Most of them will still raise your blood glucose levels and are usually more expensive.
Myth: People with diabetes can NOT eat sweets or chocolate.
YES they can
Fact: They are no more “off limits” to people with diabetes than they are to people without diabetes. If eaten as part of a healthy meal and exercise plan, sweets and desserts can be eaten by diabetics.
Myth: Diabetics can eat as many fruits as they want.
Fruit is a healthy food but you need to know the amount, frequency and types of fruits you should eat.
Fact: Because fruits contain "carbohydrates", they need to be included in your meal plan. Talk to your dietitian about this.
(Facts Source: The American Diabetes Association.)
As a diabetic you MUST make your health a priority on a daily basis, with the right food choices and exercises as they are the keys to your overall health. The good news: diabetes is a manageable disease, especially when you’re armed with the right tools, information and support.
"Live-Well-Now.com" and its "food guides" will increase your knowledge about the disease and provide you with some tools that are designed to help diabetics learn real-life strategies to manage diabetes and will help you start your journey toward wellness.
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