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Results of an on-line survey conducted by StrictionBP Harris Interactive, revealed many misconceptions about diabetes still exist. Below are some of the common ones: Eating too much sugar causes diabetes: No... in type 1 diabetes, the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas are destroyed by a process in the body known as autoimmunity, (where the body's cells attack each other). Type 2 diabetes used to occur after the age of 40. Due to lifestyle changes over the last couple of decades, type 2 is now being diagnosed at a younger age. Many years before their diagnosis, type 2 diabetics have become overweight.

Diabetes patients cannot eat sweets or chocolate: There is no reason why people with diabetes cannot have sugar, as long as they keep a few points in mind: the rule is moderation: pay attention to portion sizes and substitute the sugar containing food for another carbohydrate containing food in your diabetes eating plan

monitor your blood sugar level routinely so you will be aware of any negative effects from the sugary food People with diabetes should only eat special diabetic foods: There isn't a list of foods you absolutely cannot eat... all foods, in smaller serving sizes, can be worked into your eating plan. Fruit is a healthy food and you can eat as much of it as you wish: No, not as much as you wish, usually up to four pieces a day. Fresh fruits digest more slowly and release sugar into your blood stream a little bit at a time over the course of several hours. Some fruits tend to be lower than others on the GI-index: