Myths and Misconceptions about Type 1 Diabetes:

Myth #1   Eating too much sugar, feeding your kids “sugary cereals”, drinking pop or a bad diet causes Type 1 Diabetes. Complete lie! Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease. See links for the facts and more information.

Myth #2  A child will out grow it. Complete lie! You can’t out grow an autoimmune disease. Once the immune systems recognizes the beta cells as a foe, they will never stop attacking them.

Myth #3 You can exercise and “get off insulin”. Complete lie! A popular, unnamed TV show seems to enjoy spreading this lie, however, it is a lie. People with Type 1 Diabetes produce no insulin, or so very little that their bodies have no way to regulate the glucose in the blood system. Some people with LADA, still produce insulin, but I won’t get into this, just see the links for the facts about that form of Type 1 Diabetes.

Myth #4 Taking care of a child with Type 1 Diabetes is easy. Complete lie! If you say this to my wife, she will kick your ass. The younger the child, the more challenging it can be, however, and age is not all that easy. See this article on Everyday Health’s Website for more information. My wife has no idea I put that line in there, I think it’s funny, but its true nonetheless.

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