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  • 1.  Myths ...

    Posted 4 days ago

    Let's talk myths …

    What is the funniest myth you have been told in regard to diabetes.

    How did you respond?



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    Natasha, Ange and Erin

    Membership and Community Team
    community@diabetesaustralia.com.au
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  • 2.  RE: Myths ...

    Posted 3 days ago

    Hi! I'm Nathan's mum.

    I had a few "helpful" people after my 9 month old Nathan was diagnosed with Type 1 tell me that if I had only breast-fed him then he wouldn't have gotten diabetes. 

    Seriously!? Who says that? My response was to simply shake my head. 

    By the way, if they had bothered to ask instead of assume, they would have found out that he was in fact breast-fed & continued to be until he was 18mths old.

    But the funniest one was probably the neighbour who told me that I can cure his diabetes by following the carrot juice diet. 🤯

    Mind blown! Not 'mind blown' as in why didn't I know this but 'mind blown' as in WOW! There are actually people out there that believe this shit! 😂



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    Nathan
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  • 3.  RE: Myths ...

    Posted 3 days ago

    Hi Nathan's Mum ☺

    Welcome in and thanks for posting.

    Wow!  Is right. Carrot juice diet, that is one I haven't heard before!

    We look forward to you sharing in the community. Please always reach out if you have any questions, queries or strange myths you'd like busted!

    Have a great night, Ange.



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    Natasha, Ange and Erin

    Membership and Community Team
    community@diabetesaustralia.com.au
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  • 4.  RE: Myths ...

    Posted 2 days ago

    Hi Nathan's mum. I find it heartbreaking that a young mum can be made to feel guilty through ignorance and idiocy.  
    I know a young mother with a son with severe autism who was told that because she didn't believe enough in Jesus this was her punishment.  
    Not even Diabetes Australia and its wonderful educational platforms can change such diabolical and simplistic attitudes steeped in ignorance, misinformation and spread by fools.  
    Wishing you all the best and thankfully scientists are working hard for a cure for all of us.  
    Michael



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    Michael
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  • 5.  RE: Myths ...

    Posted 3 days ago

    I once had a doctor (yes he is a real GP in a real medical practice ) tell me that his wife, who practised "alternative medicine" could cure my diabetes using "Kahuna bodywork therapy". Out of curiosity, I asked how much she charged for such a service and he told me that because I was asking about the cost I wouldn't be a suitable candidate for the "therapy" - concerning yourself about the money apparently has a nullifying effect on the magical powers of the therapy.

    I contemplated reporting him to the appropriate authorities but decided instead to find another doctor... he still practices today and still promotes the same pseudoscience.



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    David B.
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  • 6.  RE: Myths ...

    Posted 2 days ago

    Hi everyone

    Love it, i wonder if i can claim the pseudonym Tim Diabetic Advisor to the Stars DAS ALT.

    Offer is good for next 5 minutes, free genuine volcanic rocks millions of years old, (Tonga volcano) with a years supply of carrots.

    Ergh whats up Doc? 



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    Timothy
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  • 7.  RE: Myths ...

    Posted 2 days ago

    One of my big complaints is how it's portrayed on television or movies where any character that's a diabetic and collapses must be given insulin.  It's hard enough when people think they know how to deal with a hypo but trying to find you insulin is not a solution.  This just adds to the problem I'm afraid.



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    Heather
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