Sorting Myth From Fact

There’s a lot of diabetes information out there — unfortunately, not all of it is based on facts. Although you can find a lot of good information about diabetes on the Internet, you can also find bad information. Following bad advice could actually harm a person with diabetes. Sometimes you don’t even need to log onto a website to get incorrect info — family members or friends can give out information that’s incorrect, inaccurate, or misleading without even knowing it!

It’s a good idea to talk to your diabetes health care team if you ever come across information that doesn’t seem quite right or sounds too good to be true. And be cautious if someone tells you to do the opposite of what your diabetes health care team has told you — always check with your doctors first to get the scoop on what’s helpful and what’s harmful.

The Coping Cart at Norton Children’s Hospital is designed to help ease children’s stress and anxiety.

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