MYTHS ABOUT DIABETES

1. People with diabetes shouldn’t play sport
High-prominence diabetic sportsmen and women have disproved this diabetes myth. People with diabetes should take part in exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
 
2. People with diabetes can’t eat sugar
This is one of the most common diabetes myths; that people with the condition have to eat a sugar-free diet.
People with diabetes need to eat a diet that is balanced, which can include some sugar in moderation.
 
3. People with diabetes go blind and lose their legs.
Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness and also causes many amputations each year. However, those people with diabetes that control blood pressure, glucose, weight and quit smoking all increase their chances of remaining complication free.
 
Managing Diabetes is very important, which is why each Peermed Healthcare Centre is equipped with doctors who have years of experience in helping Diabetes patients.