Diabetes is one of those health conditions that almost every other person seems to have these days. You may not have it yet, but chances are that someone you know has it, and you’ve already heard a lot about it.

With so much information doing the rounds, it is possible to get confused. So, instead of believing everything you hear, take a look at what’s fact and what’s plain myth.

3 Common Diabetes Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

sweets

Fact: No It Does Not.

Eating too much sweet is not good for your overall health, but it definitely is not the reason for causing diabetes. One of the main reasons for diabetes is when your immunity is not strong and your body is not able to produce as much insulin as required. In some cases, it is also caused due to hereditary or genetic reasons.

Preventive Tips:  Eat a low calorie diet and include fresh fruits and vegetables as much as you can.

diabetes infertility

Fact: It Can Cause Some Difficulty, But Not Infertility

Diabetes can make it difficult for you to conceive, but it does not cause infertility. In case of females, it can interfere with the menstrual period. In case of men, it does not cause any problems with the amount or the quality of sperm, nor does it lead to erectile dysfunction.

Preventive Tips:  Avoid stress and practice calming techniques such as meditation and yoga.

diabetes symptoms

Fact: The Symptoms Can Be Difficult To Spot

In most cases, diabetes symptoms are often confused with some other disease. Some of the most common symptoms of diabetes are frequent and sudden urge to urinate, feeling dryness in the mouth, increase in thirst, vision problems, losing weight without any reason, feeling tired all the time, tingling sensation in hands and feet and taking more than usual time for wounds to heal.

Preventive Tips:  Exercise regularly and stay active.