When a family member of mine was recently told by a doctor that her blood sugar was high, she did some online research and came to me with questions: Was it true she should give up bananas? Were carrots full of sugar? And could cinnamon really cure for diabetes? (Answers: no, no, and no).
I was used to hearing this kind of misinformation. Early in my career as a dietitian, I counseled patients with diabetes and heard everything from “Clear sodas like Sprite are better for you than colas” to “Bread doesn’t have any carbs if you toast it” (needless to say, both are false!).
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