24 Aug '11, 11pm

12 Common Diabetes Myths

12 Common Diabetes Myths

By Sarah Henry, Caring.com senior editor Can eating too much sugar cause diabetes? Is there only one kind of diabetes that is dangerous? There is any number of myths about diabetes–here we debunk twelve of the most common ones. Myth #1: People with diabetes can’t eat anything sweet Despite what you may have heard, a piece of cake or a couple of cookies won’t cause a health crisis. In fact, sweets can be eaten in moderation by people with type 2 diabetes, if eaten as part of a healthy meal plan and combined with exercise, according to the American Diabetes Association. Still, while avoiding sweet treats isn’t mandatory, limiting them is. Sweets often contain not only empty calories but a lot of sugar, a carbohydrate that raises glucose levels considerably. For better glucose control, diabetics should have dessert only after a low-carb meal. It’s important to eat that chicke...

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