https://www.healthcentral.com/slideshow/10-worst-myths-about-diabetes
Diabetes

The 9 Worst Myths about Diabetes

VIEW AS: LIST | SLIDES
Thinkstock

Thinkstock

“Diabetes is a disease that gets progressively worse”


Thinkstock

“You can cure Type 2 diabetes by taking this miracle product”


Thinkstock

“There will be a cure for diabetes within 10 years”


Thinkstock

“Having to take insulin means you failed”


Thinkstock

“Only junkies inject in public”


Thinkstock

“My A1C level of 7.0 is good enough”


Thinkstock

“Managing diabetes is all up to my doctor”


Thinkstock

“Supplements aren’t drugs”


Thinkstock

“Type 2 diabetes isn’t too serious”


David Mendosa

David Mendosa

@davidmendosa

David Mendosa was a journalist who learned in 1994 that he had type 2 diabetes, which he wrote about exclusively. He died in May 2017 after a short illness unrelated to diabetes. He wrote thousands of diabetes articles, two books about it, created one of the first diabetes websites, and published a monthly newsletter, “Diabetes Update.” His very low-carbohydrate diet, A1C level of 5.3, and BMI of 19.8 kept his diabetes in remission without any drugs until his death.