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Monday, January 19, 2015

Dr. Visit and Some Myths

Today the drain tube came out of Cosmo.  I didn't know how long it was,  about 6".  I couldn't blame him for crying just a little.  He was so good today.  He has to be crated at home or at school for another week.  I would much rather him be with me but we shall see.  I also went out and purchased pet stairs for him.  He has to learn steps sooner than later and he looks up at me while I'm in bed but he can't come up.  Independence is the name of the game for my little man.  He is walking very well.   

Here are a few myths:
Myth-Diabetes is not that serious of a disease.

Fact: If you manage your diabetes properly, you can prevent or delay diabetes complications. However, diabetes causes more deaths a year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke.

Myth-Eating too much sugar causes diabetes.

Fact: Type 1 diabetes is caused by genetics and unknown factors that trigger the onset of the disease

Myth-People with diabetes should eat special diabetic foods.

Fact: A healthy meal plan for people with diabetes is generally the same as a healthy diet for anyone – low in saturated and trans fat, moderate in salt and sugar, with meals based on lean protein, non-starchy vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and fruit. Diabetic and "dietetic" foods generally offer no special benefit. Most of them still raise blood glucose levels, are usually more expensive and can also have a laxative effect if they contain sugar alcohols

Myth-People with diabetes can't eat sweets or chocolate.

Fact: If eaten as part of a healthy meal plan, or combined with exercise, sweets and desserts can be eaten by people with diabetes. They are no more "off limits" to people with diabetes than they are to people without diabetes. The key to sweets is to have a very small portion and save them for special occasions so you focus your meal on more healthful foods.

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