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Common Mistakes Made By Diabetics

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Type 2 diabetes is a complicated disease and it's made even more complicated by the amount of inaccurate information diabetics are given and then absorb. Here are some of the mistakes people make...

1. Having insufficient powerful knowledge about Type 2 diabetes is the biggest mistake many people make. Some diabetics are given or find information about their condition and then stay with it - even if it's inaccurate and not helpful for their particular case.

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They often believe...

  • their doctor knows everything about diabetes and will only tell them the right steps to take. This applies to diabetes "specialists" and educators also. Their knowledge may have been learned many years earlier and they do not always have current knowledge or they have a specific way of dealing with Type 2 diabetes and apply it to all their patients. People are individuals and should be treated as such - what works for one diabetic does not work for all.
  • their diabetes is controlled because they don't feel any negative symptoms.
  • medication must be working because their blood sugar levels appear to be controlled.

Do your own research. Learn everything you can and know more about Type 2 diabetes than your doctor. The more you read, the more you'll understand diabetic complications and how to avoid them.

2. Procrastination or denial is the next big mistake. It's easy to deny symptoms exist. No doctor can help you if don't see him for a checkup and discuss possible issues. He can't help you if you don't help yourself. Don't deny you have medical problems and think they'll disappear if you ignore them for a while.

3. Faith in medication alone is another problem. It's not unusual for drugs to cause side effects leading to other health issues. Many people think a drug is the only answer when a healthy diet plus regular exercise are two of the best ways to become healthy and lower blood sugar levels. Drugs can help with some issues but they shouldn't be your only course of action.

4. Weight loss as the main goal is not always the way to go. It's a good idea to lose weight if you're carrying extra pounds but the primary goal should be to become healthy first. This means...

  • eating healthy foods,
  • exercising regularly, and
  • avoiding alcohol and junk food

Eat healthily, exercise regularly and you'll lower your blood sugar levels and start to lose weight.

These are just four of the most common mistakes people make when they receive a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. If you want to control your health, don't copy others. Take charge of your Type 2 diabetes and lower your blood sugar - simply and safely.

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For nearly 25 years Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body. Go to to learn about some of those secrets.

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