8 Common Myths About Type 2 Diabetes
1. Excess Sugar Causes Diabetes
People often think that you get diabetes if you eat too much sugar. While being overweight does increase your likelihood of diabetes, actual consumption of sugar (apart from it’s contribution to your waistline) has nothing to do with it.
In fact, type 2 diabetes is caused by the body’s inability to produce a hormone in the pancreas that is responsible for regulating the level of glucose in the blood. Due to this inefficiency, the body is unable to properly break down food into energy required by the cells.