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Your Answers: The Worst Diabetes Advice (Infographic)

Posted on November 13, 2016

We asked and you answered! We posted this question: What bits of "advice" do you wish people would stop telling you? and hundreds of you took the time to respond.

What did we learn? From the unconcerned ("You're just picky") to the plain unhelpful ("Go for a walk"), advice is hurled at us from friends, family, coworkers, even strangers. While most suggestions are probably well-intentioned, hearing them over and over can make us feel that our condition is minimized and misunderstood.

Some of the most common answers we heard:

  • Look after yourself
  • If you just lose weight it will go away, right?
  • You’re just picky
  • Go for a walk
  • Why don’t you eat better?
  • Eat this! Don’t eat that!
  • Just drink more water
  • Listen to your body, it will tell you what to eat
  • So you can never eat sugar again?

Everyone's situation is different and not all of these apply to each person. Tell us: What advice about type 2 diabetes do YOU wish people would stop telling you?

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