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One hour special
Thursday, November 17, at noon
What is diabetes?
A disease in which the body cannot convert food into energy because of a lack of insulin (a hormone produced by the pancreas), or because of an inability to use insulin. Diabetes is a serious condition that can cause complications ranging from numbness to loss of vision to coma.
Myth #1
You can catch diabetes from someone else.
Myth #2
People with diabetes can't eat sweets or chocolate.
Myth #3
Eating too much sugar causes diabetes.
Myth #4
People with diabetes should eat special diabetic foods.
Myth #5
If you have diabetes, you should only eat small amounts of starchy foods, such as bread, potatoes and pasta.
Myth #6
People with diabetes are more likely to get colds and other illnesses.
Myth #7
Insulin causes atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and high blood pressure.
Myth #8
Insulin causes weight gain, and because obesity is bad for you, insulin should not be taken.
Myth #9
Fruit is a healthy food. Therefore, it is ok to eat as much as you wish.
Myth #10
You don't need to change your diabetes regimen unless your A1C is greater that 8 percent.
Panel of Specialists
The following experts will be on hand to present vital information regarding diabetes and how you can learn to live with it. Click here to submt your questions for the panel via email.

Dipak Shah, MD

Charles Slonim, MD

Dr. Brendan O'Malley

Dr. Sumesh Chandra

Denise Alvaranga, MD

Dr. Saurabh Chokshi

Sharad Patel, MD
Vascular Surgeon

Chris Zawisza
Registered Dietician

Heidi Stephens, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Howard Lilienfeld