Diabetes Statistics, Facts and Myths

Diabetes in the UK

The United Kingdom, according to the National Health Service, there are about 3.8 million people with diabetes.

Diabetes UK, a charity, believes that till 2035, this ration will reach up to 6.2 million by 2035, and the National Health Service will be given their best by spending as much as 17% of its health care budget on diabetes by then.

In Southeast Asia

  • Diabetes also generating roots in Southeast Asia, the reason is they eat fast foods, such as hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and pizza.
  • Chinese adults who live in Singapore are dying of heart disease and developing type 2 diabetes than ever before.
  • Researchers from the University Of Minnesota School Of Public Health and the National University of Singapore reported in the journal Circulation.

Some facts and myths

  • There are many presumed “facts” regarding diabetes are thrown which you found in the paper press, magazines and on the internet.
  • Some of them are, in fact, myths.  Below are some diabetes myths:

People with diabetes should not exercise 

  • People say, you should not do exercise while you suffering from diabetes, but from my point of views, it’s NOT TRUE!!
  • Exercise is important whether the person is healthy or having any disease, important for a diabetic person.
  • Exercise manage body weight, improves cardiovascular health, mood and helps in blood sugar control, and relieves stress.
  • Patients should discuss exercise with a doctor first.

Fat people always develop type 2 diabetes eventually

  • I do not think so, sometimes it can be but not every time. 
  • People who are not overweight’s but suffering from type 2 diabetes. The majority of overweight people do not develop type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes is a nuisance, but not serious

  • The lifespan of diabetic people is less than normal people approximately 5 to 10 years.
  • The two-thirds of diabetes patients die prematurely from stroke or heart disease.

Children can outgrow diabetes 

  • Not so true. the children who are suffering from diabetics, they have type  1 diabetes, the cell, called beta cells, which is present in the pancreas, produce insulin, get destroyed and cannot be recoverable. So, in this case,
  • Children who have type 1 diabetes will need to take insulin for the rest of their lives unless a cure is found one day.

Don’t eat too much sugar

  • It’s not true that a person with diabetes type 1 developed the disease because their immune system destroyed the insulin-producing beta cells.
  • people take high diet which is rich in calories, which can make people overweight/obese, raises the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, especially if there is a history of this disease in the family.
  • I know when my blood sugar levels are high or low –
  • very high or low blood sugar levels may cause some symptoms, such as weakness, fatigue, and extreme thirst.
  • However, levels need to be fluctuating a lot for symptoms to be felt. The only way to be sure about your blood sugar levels is to test them regularly.

Diabetes diets are different from other people

  • People which is suffering from diabetes have to follow the proper diet which is recommended by the Good doctors and specialized nutritionists.
  • Good nutritious diet not only for diabetic people but this healthy diet for everybody.
  • include plenty of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and but remember that should be low in salt and sugar, and saturated or trans-fat.

High blood sugar levels are fine for some, while for others they are a sign of diabetes –

  • Not true. To being fit high blood-sugar levels should be normal for everyone.
  • high blood pressure can cause many problems such as illnesses, mental stress and steroids can cause temporary hikes in blood sugar levels in people without diabetes.
  • Anybody found the problems of high blood sugar should be checked for by a health care professional.

Avoid bread, potatoes or pasta

  • From my point of view, it is not true that if anybody suffering from diabetic’s disease they should not eat bread, pasta, and potatoes.
  • I recommend for a healthy person that they should not include such a diet in their meal. They should always prefer for a nutritious diet.

Read More: Types of Diabetes

One person can transmit diabetes to another person 

NOT TRUE. Just like a broken leg is not infectious or contagious. A parent may pass on, through their genes to their offspring, a higher susceptibility to developing the disease.

Only older people develop type 2 diabetes

  • Not true …. In this era, everything is changing day by day.
  • Now day’s diabetes also attacking growing number of children and teenagers.
  • This is due to the explosion in childhood obesity rates, poor diet, and physical inactivity.

Diabetes you cannot eat chocolates or sweets 

yes, I think, but yes, people with diabetes can eat chocolates and sweets if they combine them with exercise or eat them as part of a healthy meal.

Diabetes patients are more susceptible to colds and illnesses in general

  • A person with diabetes with good diabetes control is no more likely to become ill with a cold or something else than other people.
  • When a diabetic catches a cold, their diabetes becomes harder to control, so they have a higher risk of complications.

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