Blood Sugar Myths


“A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses”.

I've heard so many crazy things about diabetes over the years and that's why I really want to use this opportunity to clear a few things up for you. There are many myths about diabetes that make it difficult for people to believe some of the hard facts – such as diabetes is a serious and potentially deadly disease. These myths can create a picture of diabetes that is not accurate and full of stereotypes and stigma. Get the facts about diabetes.

Myth: Blood sugar problems don't run
in my family, so I'm safe.

I really hate this one because it is downright dangerous to think that diabetes or pre-diabetes won't affect you unless you have a family history of it. That's just plain not true! While it's true that having it in your family can increase your risk, blood sugar problems have more to do with the food you eat than any other factor, and it is food choices and exercise that will have the biggest impact on your blood sugar health now and in the future. So please don’t make the mistake of thinking, “Oh, it won’t happen to me.” Even those who think they are safe because they have no history of diabetes can be at risk because of poor food and lifestyle choices.

In this program you’ll learn about:

  • What whole grain foods are not safe for people with diabetes and pre-diabetes

  • Why “diabetes safe” bars, shakes and frozen meals are not a safe option

  • Why diabetes is a serious disease with a lot of complications

  • Why being overweight is not a reason eventually to develop type 2 diabetes

  • Why people with diabetes should not eat special diabetic foods

  • Why fructose is very dangerous and leads to diabetes