5 diabetes myths and the facts behind them

January 8, 2015 3:33 PM

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5 diabetes myths and the facts behind them

Diabetes is a serious disease that often comes with a stigma about poor eating habits and obesity. Even though it affects more than 9 percent of the population— almost 1 in 10 Americans— the lack of common knowledge surrounding the disease can make life difficult for its sufferers.

Worse, nearly a third of people with diabetes don’t know they have it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That means there are about 8 million Americans who are diabetic and don’t know it and, as such, are making uninformed health choices. Even if you’re not diabetic,...

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