THE FOUR DIABETES MYTHS
TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR DIABETES
The word ‘diabetes’ is no longer a foreign term. Most people know at least one person who has been diagnosed with the condition.
Being diagnosed with diabetes can feel overwhelming. An important first step is to realise that you can live a happy and healthy life by empowering yourself with a clear understanding of the disease. This will support you in making informed and educated decisions regarding your lifestyle choices and allow you to manage diabetes with confidence.
Distinguishing fact from fiction and dispelling commonly held diabetes myths, will help you stay ahead.
Myth 1: Skipping Meals Helps to Control My Blood Sugar Level
This may sound logical, however skipping meals could cause an adverse effect and result in greater fluctuations in your blood sugar level. A clinical trial found that people with diabetes who skipped breakfast experienced a 37 percent increase in their blood sugar level during their lunch hour as compared to days when they consumed breakfast.
Don’t skip meals, spread your meals throughout the day and consider balancing your blood sugar level with a specially formulated complete nutritional solution with low glycaemic index.