4. Myth: “Instead of candy and sweets, I can just eat a lot more fruit.”
Truth: Although you can eat some sugar, you still have to make sure that you don’t consume too much. Along with fiber, vitamins, and other nutrients, fruit is high in carbohydrates that turn into sugar. So, it’s important to check with your doctor to determine how much you should safely incorporate into your diet.
5. Myth: “You shouldn’t get pregnant if you have diabetes.”
Truth: You can have a healthy pregnancy and birth with diabetes. The key is to keep your blood sugar within the target range. The American Diabetes Association has suggestions for before, during, and after pregnancy.
6. Myth: “Insulin is bad for you.”
Truth: It’s true that insulin is difficult to manage for some people, but checking your blood sugar throughout the day helps you know how your body is responding to it. This lowers your risk of any complications.
7. Myth: “I can feel when my blood sugar level is off.”
Truth: How you feel isn’t a 100 percent indication of your blood sugar level. The symptoms you think you have may be coming from other common illnesses, and your perception isn’t always accurate. The only way to be sure is to test your blood sugar to see if it’s too high or too low.