10 Myths About Diabetes

Dispelling Stereotypes, Stigmas and Misconceptions

Diabetes affects 29.1 million people in the United States or about 9% of the population. Type 2 diabetes makes up 90 to 95% of this number. Inaccurate information about the disease leads to stereotypes and stigmas that affect many people. And people with type 2 diabetes may be confused about what to believe and not believe about their disease. Learn some common myths—and the facts—about one of America's most common chronic diseases.

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