A type 2 diabetes diagnosis can be stressful as is, however, when you start to contemplate what you can and can’t eat, it can be very overwhelming. Add a bunch of foolish myths to your new lifestyle and you may not know what you can eat and what is dangerous.
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That’s why we’ve decided it’s prime time to debunk these eight common diabetes myths…
Excess Sugar Causes Diabetes
Although being overweight does contribute to the onset of type 2 diabetes, the idea that consuming too much sugar causes the actual condition is foolish. Consuming too much sugar is dangerous for your teeth and waistline, but it doesn’t cause type 2 diabetes. The body’s inability to produce a hormone (which is made by the pancreas) that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood is the cause of type 2 diabetes. This inefficiency means that the body is unable to break down food into the energy needed to fuel your cells.