Debunking the Misconceptions of Diabetes--Myth 8

By Michele C. Hollow @michelechollow
July 21, 2017
18 Oct 2012 --- Elderly man sitting on porch --- Image by © Cavan Images/Corbis

Myth: Diabetes is an old person’s disease.

Fact: Type 1 used to be called juvenile diabetes, and diabetes can occur at any age.

You can manage both types of diabetes with good nutrition, some exercise, home monitoring your blood sugar levels, and visiting your doctor to talk about your health.


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February 28, 2020

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Janet O’Dell, RN