This article was written to dispel some of the common myths or misconceptions in regards to type 2 diabetes.

 

Myth #1

 

Diabetes is not a serious disease: This is completely false. Diabetes accounts for more deaths on an annual basis than the deaths caused from HIV/AIDS and breast cancer combined. Diabetes is responsible for 27.3 million physician office visits in addition to 11.9 million emergency department visits as reported by the CDC. Diabetes is currently listed as the 7th leading cause of death in the country.

 

Myth #2

 

Being overweight causes diabetes: While there is a strong association with excess weight and the occurrence of diabetes the two do not have to be present at the same time. 10-20% of patients with diabetes are not overweight. Additionally, 80% of overweight and obese individuals do not have diabetes.

 

Myth #3

 

Diabetes means you will require insulin: The majority of newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes do not initially require the use of insulin. However, as we have discussed previously type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease. Click here to be taken to the article.

 

Myth #4

 

Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic medical condition. This is false. Type 2 diabetes is caused by insulin resistance. There is no deficiency of insulin. In fact, addressing the causes of insulin resistance reverses the progression of the disease to the point where it is no longer present. For more information click here to be taken to a prior article discussing this myth in detail.

 

One of the missions of The Metabolism Clinic is to address the worldwide epidemic of diabetes head-on. The clinic is established as the destination for reversal of diabetes and sees patients from all over the country. These articles serve to increase awareness within the local communities, across the country, and even worldwide to inform patients of the new standard of care being set by The Metabolism Clinic.

The Metabolism Clinic is established as the destination for weight loss and reversal of diabetes. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina. www.themetabolismclinic.com