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Diabetes Myth Busters


There's a lot of information out there about diabetes, but how much of it is actually true? Is diabetes contagious? Can you get diabetes from eating too much sugar? Can insulin cause impotence? Is all diabetes the same? Can you eat that?!

It seems like too many people are getting their diabetes information from Halle Berry. Looking for the real story? Take our diabetes myth busters quiz and find out the real story behind some of the most common diabetes myths!

(And yes, you can eat that.)

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Reviewed by Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN 03/13.

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