Diabetes Misinformation Part 1
- January 18, 2017
- Posted by: marlenedubois
- Category: CPR Training
Are you confused about your diabetes? Do you genuinely have to avoid sugar if you have diabetes? Do artificial sweeteners cause cancer? Are you “fine” if you have “borderline diabetes”? To get answers to these questions along with many more please read on.
If you have diabetes, you must give up your favorite food.
Decades ago, This specific may have been the advice people with diabetes were given, especially if there was sugar in those foods. With newer medicines, blood glucose monitoring along with completely new research, there is usually no reason to avoid sugar or give up your favorite foods. Remember – foods with carbohydrates are the greatest concern because they raise blood sugar levels.
Once you start using insulin, you can’t stop.
True along with False.
This specific is usually true if you have type 1 diabetes because your body doesn’t make insulin. In order to live, you must take insulin. If you have type 2 diabetes, which may be possible to reduce your need for insulin with weight loss, regular physical activity along with food choices.
Artificial sweeteners can cause cancer.
Artificial sweeteners have been proven safe over along with over again around the planet. In all of these studies, there were no cases of cancer or serious illness linked to the use of artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners open up a world of eating options to those who choose to avoid sugar, allowing them to have their favorite foods without affecting their blood glucose levels.
Exercise only helps if you sweat along with bring your heart rate up.
All movement is usually important. Even brief periods of physical activity can help improve your health. Here are a few activities suggested by the American
- Walk your dog.
- Stand up while talking on the phone.
- Use the stairs instead of the elevator.
- Park father away by the mall along with walk to the stores.
- Do your own yard work.
- Do your own house work.
- Reach to get things by top shelves.
- Do deep knee bends to reach lower shelves.
Your blood glucose meter tells you all about your overall blood glucose levels.
A blood glucose meter does not show your overall blood glucose levels. which provides a snapshot of your blood glucose level at which moment in time. The true measure of your overall blood glucose is usually your A1C level. This specific tells you your average glucose level for the past two to three months.