There are so many myths about diabetes and knowing how to separate them from facts could help you manage this health problem. Here are some diabetes myths that can sabotage your health:
Myth #1: Consuming sugar causes diabetes
Consuming sugar doesn’t cause this health problem, but it may play an indirect role. For one thing, eating too much sugar can lead to obesity, which is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, says David G. Marrero, PhD, president of Health Care & Education at the American Diabetes Association.