Suara.com – Diabetes is a condition caused by increased blood sugar levels in the body. This can be caused by heredity, lifestyle and others.
Many people think the habit of eating sweet foods can also increase the risk of diabetes. Therefore, many people try to avoid sugary foods to maintain blood sugar levels.
The following is quoted from Times of India, some myths about diabetes that many people still believe.
1. Myth: diabetes is caused by foods with high sugar content
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Sugary foods, processed foods to soft drinks do not directly increase the risk of diabetes. All these foods actually increase the risk of obesity which can lead to diabetes.
Consuming too much sugary food is not a cause of diabetes. Because, the relationship between sugar and diabetes is not that simple. The most common form of diabetes is type 2 diabetes which occurs when the body is unresponsive to insulin.
Over time, the body becomes unable to make enough insulin to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Being overweight and obese or having a family history are the main causes of diabetes.
2. Myth: diabetics shouldn’t eat sweets
Many people think that people with diabetes should not eat sweet foods because they can be dangerous. But, the most important thing is to pay attention to carbohydrates from the food you eat.
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Candy and pastries including snacks that contain carbohydrates. So, calculating the carbohydrate content in it can help diabetic patients to maintain their blood glucose levels. A small piece of cake can be consumed as a substitute for other carbohydrate-rich foods.
3. Myth: gestational diabetes will make your baby will also get diabetes
A small piece of cake can be consumed as a substitute for other carbohydrate-rich foods. However, this does not mean that the baby in the womb will be at risk of developing diabetes.
You will need to consult with an ob-gyn and diabetes specialist to try to control the condition. High blood sugar levels can cause your baby to produce more insulin over time.
Ultimately, this condition can increase the risk of high birth weight babies, low blood glucose levels, obesity, breathing problems, and type 2 diabetes later in life.
4. Myth: diabetes has no impact on mental health
Diabetics can be overwhelmed with their emotions. They may feel angry, depressed or anxious. They may also be stressed and often check their glucose levels several times a day.
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