Today is World Diabetes Day, which is being observed under the theme: The family and Diabetes. Lack of proper awareness campaigns is a major contributor to the spread of chronic illness. According to the International Diabetes Federation, by 2035, almost 600 million of us may be with diabetes. 415 million adults have diabetes. By 2040 this will rise to 642 million.
Since its all about family and diabetes, this year lets support and help them. If your loved one is a diabetic then so are you. Eat healthier, sleep earlier and exercise together. Don’t let a diabetic suffer alone. Not only are you reducing your risk of diabetes you are also making life easier for the person you love.
MYTHS ABOUT DIABETES
1. Eating sugar causes diabetes. Eating sugar alone doesn’t cause diabetes, but it may be a contributing factor in some cases
2. Carbohydrates are the enemy. It is not carbohydrate themselves, but the type of carbohydrate and the quantity of carb that you eat that is important for those with diabetes
3. Fruit is bad. There are no forbidden fruits on a diabetes diet. While it is true that some fruit contain more than others, you can enjoy any of them if you stick to the proper portion
4. Sugar-free products are healthy. Be sure to check the nutritional label for the total carbohydrate content
Diabetes can occur in anyone. However, people who have close relatives with the disease are somewhat more likely to develop it.