diabetes Being one of the most common diseases in Mexico, it acquired a variety myths Since it is genetic, people who suffer from it may never eat sweets again and even do so because of fear or anger.
That’s why Dr. Ruben Silva, director of the Iztapalapa Specialized Diabetes Clinic, reveals the truth behind myths From diabetes,
diabetes is hereditary
appearance of diabetes It is multifactorial but one of the most influential aspects, at least in the Latino population, is the existence of cases of the disease in the family, so it can be said that diabetes is hereditary.
diabetes Being a chronic disease, there is no cure, but it can be controlled. There are even patients who can stop taking medications after leading a healthy lifestyle, which includes exercising and eating a healthy diet.
There is a specific diet to deal with diabetes
There is no suitable or special diet to control diabetesBut those who are suffering from it should have a healthy diet and according to their characteristics.
Exercise helps fight diabetes
This is absolutely true, as exercise combats a sedentary lifestyle, which is one of the factors causing this disease, but a healthy lifestyle must be accompanied by physical activity.
diabetes causes blindness
The high level of glucose that accumulates over the years in diabetics damages the blood vessels, mainly those found in the eyes, and if not treated in time, leads to loss of vision.
intimidation and anger trigger or cause diabetes
does not cause or trigger fear, anger or any strong emotion diabetesBut it can help to reveal the existence of this disease arising from obesity, heredity or sedentary lifestyle.
Diabetics can consume “lite” products
Some products are low in fat but not in sugar or carbohydrates, substances that raise blood sugar levels. It is recommended to consult a health professional to find out which “mild” products can be consumed.
Diabetics can never eat sweets again
who are suffering diabetes They may consume sweets sporadically and in small quantities. But they should keep in mind that an overabundance of products with a high level of sugar will seriously affect their health.