Myth Management RE: Diabetes

By RAYT721 Latest Reply 2010-11-28 18:50:00 -0600
Started 2010-11-27 09:16:48 -0600

I found this link to MSN Health to be interesting and informative. Surely we have all fallen victim to hearing and maybe even spreading some of these myths. We all know those "helpful" people (sarcasm intended) who seem to be experts in diabetes who have passed on some of the misinformation to us. Here are some well-researched myths debunked.

It's time for a little myth management to combat mis management:

7 replies

anniewind 2010-11-28 18:50:00 -0600 Report

Great article Ray, especially for the newly diagnosed. I have found that many initially diagnosed type 2 diabetics are not given enough information about the disease. Luckily that is changing.

If you don't believe you have enough information, ask your GP for a referral to a Diabetes Educator, and/or Endocrinologist. I still see my GP, but it has been very helpful to have a specialist I can call when my glucose suddenly gets high for no apparent reason. Unfortunately it does this quite frequently.

GabbyPA 2010-11-27 19:02:16 -0600 Report

My Uncle says he has a touch of sugar...I just laugh (to myself) And I like number we are not doomed. This was pretty good reading. Thanks Ray!

jeffrey9127 2010-11-27 09:48:11 -0600 Report

Ray, Thanks for posting this. These are indeed some of the "truths" that well meaning friends and relatives say to me. I know they mean well. But it is still iritating. But as everyone knows, myths do die hard, or not at all. I have learned to ignore the advice, and do what I know is correct.

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