Discuss myths and truths about diabetes and find ways you might be able to help dispel these myths to potential patients, family or friends.
discuss three myths that exist about how to properly manage diabetes – nutrition, activity, supplements, etc. The links below are to the ADA website addressing myths as well as nutrition. You may also search around the web and find some others (there are so many!)
The American Diabetes Association is a wonderful resource for both individuals and health professionals to help others learn how to manage their blood sugars. Take a look at the nutrition guidelines addressed on the website .The “Diabetes Diet” has changed a bit in the last few years and no longer stresses the idea of sticking to a strict carbohydrate count for most people.
What things have you read or heard that may cause confusion for those who have diabetes (all types)? What myths have you heard or previously thought were true?
Discuss myths and truths about diabetes and find ways you might be able to help dispel these myths to potential patients, family or friends. What have you learned that has changed your mind about diabetes and diabetes management?
Step 1: Review the American Diabetes Assoc. website links above, find any other myths online you might like to understand more.
Step 2: Post a myth(s) you may have seen or heard about Diabetes or Diabetes Management. Discuss how what you have learned about diabetes, it has show you the truth re: your chosen myth(s). * demonstrate you learned something/looked at the links vs. tell a story about your family *
Step 3: What might we as health professionals be able to do to help dispel these myths.
write 3 myths about diabetes, as well as 3 things you learned about diabetes.!!!
Describe health and disease issues related to nutrition throughout the life cycle, including food safety, corrective dietary modifications, and the influence of specific nutrients on diseases.