Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hit and Myth


It's amazing what people think they know about diabetes. Before Cassie's diagnosis I thought I had a pretty good idea about it. After all, I got a fancy-shmancy biology degree from a prestigious New England university, and I figured I had a pretty good grasp about the subject.

Boy was I wrong --- and I'm not the only one.

Riva Greenberg has written a book entitled 50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life: And the 50 Diabetes Truths That Can Save It. She delves into are myths like the following that infuriate and astound me: “You have to be fat to get diabetes,” “Eating too many sweets causes diabetes,” “Insulin shots are painful,” and “Type 2 diabetes is not as serious as Type 1.” It looks like a read that's worth checking out, and I hope that it will help dispel the myths.

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