A type 2 diabetes diagnoses 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.
That’s why we’ve decided its prime time to debunk these eight common diabetes myths…
1. 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.