With the changes of lifestyle and eating habits, the incidence rate of diabetes has become higher and higher. In the prevention and treatment of diabetes, patients are more likely to have some misunderstandings about diabetes. Today, we would like to introduce 7 of these misunderstandings.
Misunderstanding 1: Eat too much sweet food that causes diabetes
In fact, diabetes is chronic systemic metabolic disorder resulted from inherited factors and environmental factors. Dangerous factors for diabetes include inherited factor, high-calorie and high-fat diet, little physical activity, obesity, increased age, mental stress, and so on.
Misunderstanding 2: Young people won't have diabetes
At present, diabetes has the trend of getting younger, and it hasn't been aged disease. Thereby, young people should also develop healthy living habit and pay highly attention to diabetes prevention.
Misunderstanding 3: Patients only need to take medicines when they have diabetes
Well control of diabetes need systemic treatment rather than only taking medicine. In addition to medications, diet, scientific exercise plan, closed monitor, and mental health are also important parts of the whole treatment.
Misunderstanding 4: Dietary treatment is to control the intake of sugar and staple food
This thought is wrong, because the key of diabetes treatment is to control the total calorie of meals.
Misunderstanding 5: The lower blood sugar, the better
Blood sugar level should be controlled in normal value. Too high and too low both can cause a series of problems. Well control of blood sugar can reduce diabetes complications.
Misunderstanding 6: Eating more hypoglycemic drugs can avoid the diet control
In fact, dietary treatment is the basic treatment for diabetes.
Misunderstanding 7: The monitor of diabetes only needs to monitor blood sugar.
Blood sugar and glycosylated hemoglobin are main indicators to monitor diabetes. Additionally, patients should also pay attention to their blood pressure.
The correct understanding of diabetes causes, diagnosis, symptoms and treatments can guide patients to prevent or treat this disease effectively. To learn more about them, you can contact us online directly.