Today, November 14, World Diabetes Day is celebrated. Along with Charles Best, he played a decisive role in the opening of the insulin in 1922, the birth of Frederick Banting, who saved the lives of people with diabetes. It won the Nobel Prize for Binging.
Moscow's main endocrinologist Mikhail Antsiferov shared the most salient opinions of people about this illness.
One of the most common myths about diabetes is the excessive sugar consumption. According to Antsiferov, sugar can harm the body, but this is not the cause of the development of type 2 diabetes, as it is a growing genetic disease in the context of obesity.
Also, patients with diabetes mellitus are considered to be unable to eat carbohydrates. In fact, according to the endocrinologist, it is necessary to limit consumption of light carbohydrates, such as sugar, honey, jam, jam, sugar drinks and juices. Also, you should not accept foods rich in carbohydrates such as buckwheat and other grains.
The belief that honey is permitted in sugar diabetes is widespread. In practice, this product, along with sugar, increases blood glucose levels. Anciferov also notes that sugar substitutes can not be eaten in large quantities.
"Sugar substitutes do not have a therapeutic effect on the body, are not included in the diabetes treatment programs and are not the essential components of the diet," RIA Novosti reported.
The endocrinologist also lost his myth that all people with diabetes would lose their sight and lose their legs. Anciferov notes that such late complications can be prevented if the necessary drugs are used in time, as well as modern forms of therapy.