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Title: Diabetes Specialist Centers- Common Myths and Facts about Diabetes


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Diabetes Specialist Centers- Common Myths and
Facts about Diabetes
Submitted By University of Chicago Medicine
Kovler Diabetes Center
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  • When the glucose levels in the blood shoot up,
    either due to the unbalanced production of
    insulin or due to lack of response of the body
    cells towards the insulin, diabetes occurs. The
    major symptoms of diabetes include frequent
    urination, augmented thirst and hunger.
  • Diabetes is a serious disease which when left
    untreated can cause serious complications that,
    in turn, can even result in death. There are
    generally four types of diabetes namely, Type 1
    Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Monogenic Diabetes and
    Gestational Diabetes.

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Source
With time awareness about diabetes has gradually
increased but still, people have various doubts
and beliefs about diabetes that have resulted in
common diabetes myths. These myths need to be
openly discussed so that the next time one visits
a diabetes specialist center they have knowledge
about the diseases prior to the consultation.
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  • 7 Myths and Facts about Diabetes

Myth 1 Consuming sugar for diabetic patients is
a complete No-No. Fact 1 Yes, it is a fact that
sugar is not good for diabetic patients but this
does not mean that they have to bar it
completely. However, the intake quantity of sugar
depends from person to person and the complexity
of diabetes they suffer from.
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Myth 2 Exercise is restricted to people
suffering from diabetes. Fact 2 Exercise can
never harm anyone it will only make you
healthier and strong. Whether you are new to
diabetes or have been suffering from it for some
time now, exercise will help you manage weight,
relieve stress and control blood sugar levels.
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Myth 3 If a persons weight is above normal,
they will gradually develop Type 2 diabetes.
Fact 3 Being overweight does increase the risk
of developing diabetes but what should be
remembered is that anyone can develop diabetes,
irrespective of them being fat or not. What
actually contributes towards developing Type 2
diabetes is the age and the genetic factors.
Source
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Myth 4 Diabetes is not a grave issue. Fact 4
There is such thing as, mild diabetes. Every kind
of diabetes is serious until properly managed.
Never take this disease lightly and consult
Chicago Diabetes centers for consultation. This
disease does not call for any compromise.
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Myth 5 Diabetes is Commutable Disease. Fact 5
Type 1 diabetes is generally caused by lifestyle
and other not known factors and Type 2 diabetes
is generally caused by lifestyle and genetic
factors. This is not at all a transmittable
disease like a cold or flu.
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Myth 6 Insulin Leads To Blindness. Fact 6
Insulin is a boon, not a curse. Many people have
a misconception that insulin shots will lead to
side effects such as blindness. What they fail to
realize is the fact that insulin is necessary for
balancing blood glucose levels to normal, which
will only act in your favor.
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Myth 7 Insulin shots can be painful. Fact 7
Prior to the advent of technology, insulin shots
used to hurt a lot. The pain was unbearable at
times and would even stay for a few days. But,
with the rise of technology, thin and short
needles have been introduced with coated
lubricants that ease the pain a person
experiences. Also, not only needles but insulin
pumps and pens have also been introduced that
make the insulin injection process painless.
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Source
These were 7 common myths and facts about
diabetes that people should know. One thing is
pretty clear here and i.e. that people should
never hesitate to consult diabetes specialist
centers as they are the ones wholl provide you
the required care before the time runs out.
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  • University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes
    Center

900 East 57th St. Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637,
United States
https//kovlerdiabetescenter.org/
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Call 1 773-702-2371
Open 24 Hrs
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