DI­A­BETES

MYTHS and RE­AL­ITY

Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - FEATURES -

2 mil­lion Aus­tralians have pre-di­a­betes & are risk of type 2 di­a­betes

Ev­ery five min­utes, some­one is di­ag­nosed with di­a­betes. So you prob­a­bly know some­one who has the con­di­tion, or you have it your­self. HFG spot­lights eight com­mon di­a­betes myths.

Di­a­betes is Aus­tralia’s fastest-grow­ing chronic dis­ease, with close to 300 peo­ple be­ing di­ag­nosed ev­ery day. Al­most two mil­lion of us have the con­di­tion, and roughly 500,000 of th­ese don’t even know they have it.

A fog of mis­con­cep­tion and myth swirls around di­a­betes, es­pe­cially in re­la­tion to diet, mak­ing it hard to know the truth. It’s time to shine a light on some of the most preva­lent be­liefs and re­veal the re­al­ity, backed by the lat­est re­search.

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