PDF Book Download! Sonu’s Blood Sugar Secret, by Karen Richardson. Imagine your new life soon with no more blood sugar problems! Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that can lead to serious complications if not well controlled. Its prevalence is increasing in the world as every 1 in 11 person is living with diabetes. And since it has become a burden in daily life, many myths circulated concerning diabetes.
Myth #1: Obesity leads to diabetes.
Of course obesity is a leading contributor to many diseases and diabetes is one of them but it’s not the only cause. Diabetes is a cluster of many predisposing factors such as physical activity, family history, ethnicity, age, race, lifestyle, etc.
Myth #2: Patients with diabetes can’t eat sugary foods.
Patients with diabetes need to know that it’s okay if they ate something that contains sugar but only if they did so in moderation. They should keep in mind that sugar is not only the one that is added to drinks, for instance, but it is also found in honey, fruits, jams, molasses, etc. and sometimes hidden in foods such as gums, condiments, flavoured yogurt, granola bars, etc.
Myth#3: “Light” and “no added sugar” foods are suitable for patients with diabetes.
Food labels are misleading most of the times if patient weren’t given the appropriate education on how to read a food label. These “no added sugar” foods can be sugar-free but are high in fats or carbohydrates. Also foods labeled as light or fat-free have sugar added to enhance the flavor. So a major step to do before buying a food product is to read the label.