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Food and Diabetes: Fact vs. Fiction

There are a lot of misconceptions about diabetes — especially when it comes to food. This can make it hard to figure out what you can and cannot eat. Are carbs bad for you? Can you eat sweets? Do you have to follow a special diet? To help make things easier, let’s take a closer look and separate fact from fiction. Fiction: Eating sugar causes diabetes. Fact: People develop diabetes for many reasons, including lifestyle and genetics. There are many things you can do to lower your risk of type 2 diabetes: eating foods low in saturated fat and added sugar, exercising regularly, watching po...

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History of Diabetes: Fun Facts You Didn’t Know 

Diabetes has been known about for nearly 3,000 years. But as recently as a few decades ago, managing blood sugar was difficult or impossible. While there’s still no cure for diabetes, a look through history shows we’ve come a long way. Thanks to greater knowledge of how diabetes works and medical advances like insulin, more people are living full lives while managing their diabetes. Discovery of diabetes Fact: The ancient Egyptians mentioned the symptoms of diabetes in Egyptian manuscripts that date back to 1500 B.C. Fact: It wasn’t until the 2nd Century A.D. that Aretaeus — a physician du...

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