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10 mitos comunes de la diabetes

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La diabetes es una enfermedad muy extenuante de manejar — tiene que vigilar los niveles de azúcar en su sangre constantemente, preparar una dieta saludable, leer la etiqueta de cada uno de los alimentos que consume, tratar de incluir un poco de ejercicio diario y tal vez incluso tomar medicamentos. Añádale a eso algunos consejos sobre la diabetes muy contradictorios y no va a poder diferenciar entre la verdad y la ficción.

Por eso vamos a romper los mitos sobre los enfermos de diabetes ahora mismo. Aquí le presentamos los diez mitos más comunes y persistentes acerca de la diabetes…

1. Perder peso curará la diabetes

Si tiene diabetes y sobrepeso, su médico seguramente puede recomendarle bajar unos kilos como parte de su plan de tratamiento. Sin embargo, perder ese peso en sí no curará la enfermedad ni mejorará los niveles elevados de azúcar en su sangre que ha desarrollado durante años. No obstante, perder el exceso de peso puede retardar la progresión de los síntomas de la diabetes — y ayudará a manejar la glucosa en la sangre, la presión arterial y los lípidos en la sangre por más tiempo y con menos medicamentos.

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