Most of us are aware of the risk factors for diabetes like being overweight or having a family history. But if you’re slim and nobody in your family has diabetes, does that mean you’re really off the hook? Not necessarily.
In Australia, people develope diabetes at the rate of one person every five minutes and also increasing their risk of complications like heart disease, kidney failure and vision loss. And myths and assumptions about diabetes abound, particularly where type 2 is concerned.
It’s important to understand the condition because it’s both preventable and manageable. Here, we dispel some common myths about diabetes that people should stop believing.
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