Patient-expert Riva Greenberg's book is an essential guide for the more than 24 million Americans with diabetes and the more than 57 million with prediabetes. 50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Lifeputs the “power of truth” directly into patients’ hands, dispelling the 50 most common myths that tend to rule their lives, such as: “You have to be fat to get diabetes,” “Eating too many sweets causes diabetes,” “Insulin shots are painful,” and “Type 2 diabetes is not as serious as Type 1.” With recommendations from top experts and engaging patient stories, 50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life explains the crucial information everyone managing this chronic illness needs to know to live a long, healthy life with diabetes.
One by one, Riva Greenberg tears down 50 of the top myths that typically accompany diabetes. From "Women with diabetes shouldn't get pregnant" to "If my doctor says it's time for me to take insulin, I'm a failure". The author hits every single myth on the head, with the expert support of many of the who's who of the diabetes medical establishment (names in the list include Dr. Jovanovic, Dr. Kaufman, Dr. Polonsky and several more).
The book groups myths in six groups: common ones, medical myths, food myths, body fitness myths, psych myths and practical & practices myths. Each myth is followed by the truth behind it, a detailed discussion about why the myth is not true and a sidebar titled "Tips to Make You Tops" which gives you practical elements you can apply to help kill the myth in your own life.