Myths and misconceptions about diabetes

Oct 15, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Medical News

November is designated American Diabetes Month and while raising awareness this month about preventing diabetes is important, focusing on proper treatment is just as important for those living with the disease.

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Toronto, Canada

#1 Oct 16, 2011
Another myth: Highly active people cannot get type 2 diabetes.

While I am presently only "pre-diabetic" I was exceedingly active in the 10 years preceding my diagnosis - each year, I cycled over 5000 kms (3000 miles for you Americans).

So being active is no gaurantee.

I also have no family history and have never been close to being obese.
Harry Horton

Pittsboro, NC

#2 Nov 3, 2011
Prediabetes is not a healthy state anymore since substantial insulin resistance levels are present with other dysfunctions in your cells. Though the condition is not as bad as full blown diabetes. Importantly,calcium and vitamin D supplementation has shown to prevent the advancement of prediabetic people to the diabetic condition in total (prevention in 100% of people over 65 years old that were tested in experimental trials) in the population of people who are prediabeticand over 65 years old. The journal: Diabetes Forecast October 2006 carried that information> That issue is the' monumental issue', with picture of Washington monument on cover of Diabetes Forecast Oct. 2006--- if I recall correctly, may not be accurate on that one though, unceratin that is, but I think that is right, on that particular Diabetes Forecast issue.

However furthermore, the Anastassios Pittas study in June 2007 in an endocrinology journal found that 2000 mg of calcium and 600 or also 600+ i.u.s of vitamin D daily intake is showing preventing diabetes in people younger than 65 in at least 33-50% of those cases. That number could be higher, and thus creates the issue that vitamin D and calcium supplements can prevent prediabetics for advancing to the diabetes state. Typing in "Anastassios Pittas vitamin D calcium diabetes 2007 June endocrinology" as the search engine title will flash up the study.

Winnipeg, Canada

#3 Nov 3, 2011
Diabetes, caused by vaccines.

New York, NY

#4 Dec 5, 2011
Making people more aware of these myths would certainly be a step towards making wiser decisions with our diet and daily activities. In a world where faster seems better (fast food, fast communication via internet), it would be an eye-opener to some to be more serious about what they eat and how they should exercise.

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