Food myths for PWD*…
It's my sweet tooth!
It’s not that simple. While type 1 is triggered by genetics and unknown factors, type 2 is caused by a mix of genetics and lifestyle
factors. One of those is being overweight, but it’s not just sugar that causes that. Plus, if you are overweight, that’s only a risk factor, not a direct cause of type 2. T h at e o p l e With Diabetes
No more chocolate!
False. As long as chocolate, or other foods containing added or natural sugars, are eaten as part of a healthy meal plan or combined with exercise, people with diabetes can definitely still enjoy them in moderation. Talk to your GP or dietitian for more info.
Ugh. A ‘special diet’
Not really. These days ‘healthy eating’ for people who have diabetes is no different to the
‘healthy eating’ guidelines recommended for the general population. You don’t need to prepare separate meals or buy special food – the recipes in are designed for everyone.