Diabetes Victoria is taking you on a diabetes myth busting mission. In video 1, Luke explains that people with diabetes can eat sugar. #bustamyth
You have diabetes, you shouldn't eat this.
You shouldn't play sports.
You won't live to an old age.
Only overweight people get diabetes.
Don't do this, you have diabetes.
Really? Hold on a moment.
Let's talk about some facts about diabetes.
Let's bust some of the myths around diabetes.
This is Luke. Luke lives with type 1 diabetes.
And he eats whatever he wants, whenever he wants.
People often question if I can eat something because I have diabetes.
But I can eat the same foods, like everybody else.
I may have to check my blood glucose levels,
and take some insulin to manage it,
but that's OK, I'm used to that.
So don't worry when I enjoy some birthday cake.
Did you know that, sometimes
I need sugar for my diabetes management.
When my blood glucose levels drop too low,
I need to have quick acting sugar straight away.
That's why I always carry jelly beans with me.
They are my hypo treatment for when I am low.
So people with diabetes cant eat sugar?
Clearly not true.
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