Does managing your diabetes feel like being on a road trip without a map? Or your map and your plan doesn’t get you to where you want to be?
Sometimes we have no idea how to “get to where we need to go” to make diabetes better. Or we’ve been told so many things that we don’t know what to believe.
Use this Discovering Diabetes™ tool to change that!
Diabetes management and diabetes medicines have changed A LOT over the years. What you learned about diabetes long ago could be keeping you from having great blood sugar control.
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The Original Diabetes Myths, Misconceptions and Big Fat Lies! book can help you learn to Live Well with Diabetes. It’s written to help you understand what you need to know to have diabetes fit into your life right now.
If you or someone you love still believes that…
- People with diabetes can’t eat sugar
- The doctor takes care of my diabetes
- “Bad diabetes” is the kind where you take insulin, or
- Blood sugar doesn’t matter as long as you feel alright…
…then it’s time you read this book! These and many other myths could be standing between you and a happier, healthier life with diabetes.
If people believe things about their diabetes that aren’t true, it can cause them to make poor decisions. Or they may be working harder than they really need to because they don’t know all their options. This book can help you understand and use today’s most current diabetes knowledge. Get your copy here.
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Written just for Native/Aboriginal Peoples:
Diabetes…Myth or Truth book?
Many outdated myths and misconceptions could be standing between you and a happier, healthier life with diabetes.
If you still believe that…People with diabetes can’t eat sweets
Blood sugar doesn’t matter as long as you feel alright, or
“Bad diabetes” is the kind where you take insulin…then it’s time you learned the TRUTH.
Click here to order your Myth book today and get started on your journey to Living Well with Diabetes.
Here are some FAQs that may answer some of your questions – if you have any other questions please send us a message on our contact page.
- I’ve heard that people with diabetes can’t eat sugar. Is that true?
- Can I prevent diabetes with weight loss?
- I was told to eat healthy and exercise more to make diabetes better. I have been doing that but it’s not fixing my blood sugar. What am I doing wrong?
- Where can I find more information on Type 2 Diabetes?
Q. I’ve heard that people with diabetes can’t eat sugar. Is that true?
A. Nothing could be further from the truth! We know that everyone benefits from eating a healthy diet filled with foods found on Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating. We also know that less healthy foods, including those ones full of sugar are sometimes a part of our lives. We use those foods to celebrate, unwind or treat ourselves. When we have diabetes, it is important to learn how to count all the carbohydrate/sugar foods we eat and test our blood sugars before and after eating those foods to see how our body reacts. Only then do we Discover our Diabetes!
Q. Can I prevent diabetes with weight loss?
A. Being at a healthy weight can delay the onset of diabetes, especially if being overweight makes your body insulin less effective. Always remember that your body either makes enough insulin to match the foods you eat, or it doesn’t. Weight loss does not always help improve blood sugars. Speak to your diabetes educator about the best approach for you to manage your diabetes.
Q. I was told to eat healthy and exercise more to make diabetes better. I have been doing that but it’s not fixing my blood sugar. What am I doing wrong?
A. Congratulations to you! Adopting better habits is always a great way to improve your health but it may not be enough to bring your high blood sugars down. If you have a ‘leaky liver’ or a ‘pooped out pancreas’ that doesn’t make enough insulin, no amount of eating less or moving more will work.
Use the Discovering Diabetes record found in the Diabetes Myth Book and work with your diabetes educator to learn how diabetes works inside of you. Then you will know the best path for you to manage your diabetes.
Q. Where can I find more information on Type 2 Diabetes?
A. You can find excellent information on managing Type 2 diabetes in our diabetes myth books. We currently publish two versions: Original called Diabetes Myths, Misconceptions and Big Fat Lies! which is for a general audience and an Aboriginal focussed book called Diabetes… Myth or Truth? Written for people of First Nation, Inuit and Metis ancestry. Check out our page for People Living with Diabetes for more information on our diabetes myth books.
B. Another excellent source of diabetes information is the Canadian Diabetes Association. Their publications can be found at www.diabetes.ca