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3 Common Diabetes Myths Debunked

 

January 4, 2019



(StatePoint) While a lot of people think they have a handle on diabetes, this serious disease is actually rather complex.

Here are three common diabetes myths -- debunked, with the help of Nutrisystem Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) and Courtney McCormick, dietitian for Nutrisystem.

Myth: I'm a healthy weight -- I can't get diabetes.

Fact: Although there's a clear connection between being overweight or obese and developing type 2 diabetes, genetics and other lifestyle factors can also play a role.

Prediabetes can sometimes be an early-stage development of type 2 diab...



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