Myth: It can be cured.
Truth: For Type -1, there is no ‘cure’ at present - it can only be managed. For Type-2, it can be prevented or delayed through a healthy lifestyle.
Myth: You can prevent Type-1 diabetes by removing sugar from your diet.
Truth: Sugar has very little effect on why Type-1 diabestes occurs as this is mostly linked to genes. However, unhealthy dietary habits especially high consumption of refined sugar can make the disease worse. This is more so in Type-2 which is linked to obesity.
Myth: It can spread by touch or sharing food and drinks with children affected by the disease.
Truth: Diabetes is not a contagious disease and does not spread like the common flu.