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Diabetes Myth 1:

Myth: Diabetes is only a sugar problem, but it's not that serious.

Truth: Diabetes is a complicated disease that affects every cell in the body. Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can eventually lead to severe complications such as heart attack, amputation, kidney failure, and blindness, to name just a few.

Diabetes Myth 2:

Myth: The only way to treat diabetes is with medicine.

Truth: To most people, taking medication for type 2 diabetes is a short term solution. If you can change your diet and exercise routines, while also losing weight and working on increasing your insulin sensitivity, you will most likely require only minimal amounts of medicine in the future. Or in some rare cases none at all!

Diabetes Myth 3:

Myth: Not everyone ends up with significant health issues because of poor blood sugar control like kidney failure, heart attack, or stroke.

Truth: Hell No! All people with diabetes can eventually end up with diabetic complications such as leg amputation, kidney failure, blindness, heart attack, or stroke. Numerous other complications can develop like gum disease, frequent infections, and erectile dysfunction.

Diabetes Myth 4:

Myth: Eating sweets and sugars causes diabetes.

Truth: Eating sweets and sugars does not directly cause diabetes. However, candies and other overly-processed foods can cause your pancreas to work harder.

Diabetes Myth 5:

Myth: Being fat makes you diabetic

Truth: This is not always the case, some very overweight people do not have diabetes, and some skinny people have diabetes.

Being fat does not automatically mean you will have diabetes, but it does increase the risk of developing it. Even if you do not have diabetes being overweight is a dangerous thing; it puts immense amounts of strain on your body and can lead to numerous health conditions.


Diabetes Myth 6:

Myth: Type 2 diabetes is genetic and runs in families.

Truth: While there is some evidence that genetics can play a role in diabetes. It is more likely that eating and cooking habits passed down from previous generations paired with sedentary lifestyles are to blame.

Even though your body might have a predisposition to developing diabetes, you can make better decisions than your ancestors about food and lifestyle, which will help you to avoid diabetes.

Food for Thought: Our genetics haven't changed in thousands of years; however, our eating habits have...

Diabetes Myth 7:

Myth: As long as your medications are keeping your blood sugar levels in check, your diabetes is under control.

Truth: This could be the biggest and most dangerous of the myths here. It can create a false sense of security that you are fine and healthy. There are many more layers to diabetes than just your blood sugar levels and your A1C.

Diabetes Myth 8:

Myth: Only overweight people develop diabetes.

Truth: Actually, this is a widespread misconception -- in fact, almost 20% of diabetics are not overweight. Diabetes is a hormonal disease, not a condition that is based on your weight.

Diabetes Myth 9:

Myth: The people who claim diabetes can be reversed are just trying to sell you some book or program.

Truth: Well, that could be true, but we aren't here to sell you a book or a program. Stark Raving Fitness has tons of free content and some premium content that members pay for, which helps us keep the site running to help Diabetics around the world.

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Diabetes Myth 10:

Myth: Diabetics should be on a low-fat diet.

Truth: Diabetics need good fats in their diets, just like everyone else. This idea of people with diabetes needing to be on a low-fat diet likely comes from the fear that many people have around being overweight and developing diabetes.

Diabetes Myth 11:

Myth: There is no cure for diabetes – once you have diabetes, you will always have diabetes.

Truth: The standard medical treatment for Type 2 diabetes is drug therapy, which is designed to suppress the symptoms of the disease.

However, if you change what is fueling the disease, there is evidence that shows lifestyle changes can prevent and control Type 2 diabetes.

Once the diabetes is under control, further lifestyle changes may reverse the effects of the disease (remission article).

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Diabetes Myth 12:

Myth: I've been told that people who recommended vitamins are irresponsible.

Truth: While vitamins alone won't change much. People who supplement an already healthy lifestyle with vitamins can have a superior nutritional program that will help them to better control their diabetes.

Diabetes Myth 13:

Myth: Once you start taking insulin, you have to take it for the rest of your life.

Truth: This is not always the case for people who have type 2 diabetes. In some cases, with diet and lifestyle changes, you can get your blood sugar levels under enough control that insulin might not be required. So technically, as long as you don't change your diet, you will be on insulin for the rest of your life.

Diabetes Myth 14:

Myth: You can eat to your heart's desire, as long as you adjust your drug dosages.

Truth: Unfortunately, that's what a lot of Type 1 children and their parents are told. The same information is given to type 2 diabetics. Where, in reality, it would be more beneficial if you watched what you ate and tried to make healthier choices.

Diabetes Myth 15:

Myth: Diabetes is less severe if you take pills instead of insulin.

Truth: No matter what, diabetes is a disease that should be taken seriously. It does not matter if you are taking pills or insulin to keep your blood sugar levels in check. If you do not receive your pills or insulin, then you can develop much more severe health issues. Don't get lulled into a false sense of comfort if you are only on pills; they are just as important to you as insulin shots are.

Diabetes Myth 16:

Myth: By reducing carb intake you can control your diabetes

Truth: While you might be able to lower your blood sugar temporarily by not eating carbs. You cannot avoid this macronutrient forever. The biggest thing to avoid is refined carbs and refined sugars. There are plenty of carbs that are in healthy food, like broccoli, spinach, and carrots.

Refined, processed carbohydrates such as bread, pasta, soda, and candy that are the real problem. They rapidly raise your blood sugar, causing inflammation, oxidation, and glycation.

Diabetes Myth 17:

Myth: The majority of people hate taking drugs (including diabetics)

Truth: To the surprise of most, almost everyone prefers to take drugs. People would rather than do that instead of changing their lifestyle, nutrition, or work out regimen. The majority of people will deny that they are currently taking drugs, but the facts show that 65% of people in the United States are on some form of drugs.

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Diabetes Myth 18:

Myth: Healthy foods taste boring, and they are more expensive

Truth: It can cost more to eat healthy food, but only in the short term. Fresh fruits and vegetables cost more than Top Ramen, organic bread is more than white bread, and brown rice costs more than white rice. But in the long term, eating healthy can help to prevent all sorts of different illnesses. Not to mention the associated medical and pharmaceutical costs associated with those illnesses

Diabetes Myth 19:

Myth: Once you have diabetes there is nothing you can do.

Truth: Type 2 diabetes surprisingly, is one of the most manageable diseases. All you need to do is control your blood sugar and diet. With some simple diet changes and exercise, you can get your diabetes under control.

Diabetes Myth 20:

Myth: Type 2 diabetes is caused by a worn-out pancreas that is overworked.

Truth: This is a very controversial area; there are studies that support both sides of this argument. Sure, if you have a poor diet and don't work out, the pancreas will work overtime, pumping out more and more insulin to meet the demands of the high glucose levels, which like anything in the same position, will cause wear and tear that can end in damage.

But there is also evidence that it is not the pancreas that wears out, but instead, the cells in the body wear out and become less sensitive to insulin. The key is to lower the insulin resistance and inflammation in the cells so that the pancreas does not need to work as hard to get the job done.

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Diabetes Myth 21:

Myth: Cinnamon lowers blood sugars.

Truth: While cinnamon is a common spice, the evidence to support his claim is still not there. There have been studies that showed a reduction in blood sugar, but the outcome did not last. There are also the problems that come with consuming large amounts of cinnamon since it can cause liver inflammation.

Diabetes Myth 22:

Myth: Type 2 diabetes is based on genetic. You have a higher chance of developing diabetes if others in your family have it.

Truth: That is pure nonsense. Type 2 diabetes has very little to do with genetics. There is a secure connection between diet and exercise and the development of type 2 diabetes. If you have a poor diet full of processed foods and live a sedentary lifestyle, then you are much more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to someone who is active and eats healthy.

Diabetes Myth 23:

Myth: Doctors say it's ridiculous to imagine that (Type 2) diabetes can be reversed.

Truth: There have been studies that have shown a reduction in the need for insulin in type two diabetics. But this only happens when on a strict diet and work out regiment that helps to lose weight and increase insulin sensitivity.

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Diabetes Myth 24:

Myth: You can eat to your heart's desire, as long as you adjust your drug dosages.

Truth: Unfortunately, that's what a lot of Type 1 children and their parents are told. The same information is given to type 2 diabetics. Where, in reality, it would be more beneficial if you watched what you ate and tried to make healthier choices.

Diabetes Myth 25:

Myth: Surgery can help control or reverse diabetes.

Truth: No, not entirely! Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic, hormonal disease. The most straightforward way to get it under control is to watch what you eat and improve your level of activity. Get that weight under control, and you will be much better off.

Diabetes Myth 26:

Myth: If you're a Type 1 diabetic adjusting your diet doesn't do anything.

Truth: There is a lot that type 1 diabetics can do to improve their blood sugar control, including making adjustments to their diet. Watching what you eat can help stop blood sugar spikes and reduce the amount of insulin you need as well.

Diabetes Myth 27:

Myth: African-Americans and other ethnic groups more likely to get diabetes because of their genetics.

Truth: There is a significant amount of research that shows the likely hood of African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans to develop diabetes is nearly twice that of other races.

While it might seem like this can be marked up to genetics and having diseases that run in the family, research has shown that genetics plays a role in diabetes development. It is much more likely due to the numerous social and economic factors that affect these groups of people.

Just a few of the factors that affect these groups:

  • Nutrition/diet: plant-based foods vs. processed and fast foods
  • Lifestyle
  • education
  • Stress levels
  • Limited access to healthy foods
  • Housing
  • Income

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You are not being told the truth about the most important Diabetic Break throughs being discovered by doctors and Leading medical research centers.

There is not some grand conspiracy.

It’s just that breakthroughs are not “trending topics” to most news outlets.

These breakthroughs are reported in medical journals, meant for doctors and other researchers. Publications like the American Medical Association, American Heart Journal, and the American Diabetes Association to name a few…

In many cases these discoveries are made in prestigious health centers in other parts of the world, and never receive any type of coverage in American media.

This leaves huge gaps in the health information you are able to get. Yet many of these underreported discoveries can change how you and your loved ones think and live with Diabetes.

Thats why we created Stark Raving Fitness.

In doing this you would be expected to pay a hefty toll for information you might not even want.

You would almost need to have a medical degree to understand the information and wording of many of these articles. But thats changed thanks to Stark Raving Fitness.

Here are our top 3 Breakthrough Articles you can read right now that will help give you a short cut to living a healthy, fit, and successful life with Diabetes.

1. New Research Shows Promise In Regenerating Cells Lost To Diabetes

2. Borderline Diabetes: The Vital Signs You're Missing

3. Open Insulin is Changing the Future


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