A board-certified urgent care and family medicine physician, Dr. Lamont Tyler serves as the medical director of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Lamont Tyler’s responsibilities include helping people with chronic illnesses such as diabetes .
One of the leading causes of deaths nowadays, diabetes increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, the risks of which can be significantly reduced by managing diabetes.
Without proper information, misconceptions about diabetes may affect the way people with diabetes live. The following are some diabetes-related myths, as well as the facts by which they should be tempered.
- Diabetes is not contagious. Unlike cough or fever, diabetes is not acquired through contact with a person having such a condition.
- Avoid sweets; they can cause diabetes. Sweets can be consumed in small amounts and as part of a healthy diet.
- A diabetes patient can easily contract colds. Although flu shots are recommended as a preventive measure, diabetics are not any more likely to contract such illnesses than those without diabetes.
As Medical Director of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center’s PromptCare, Dr. Lamont Tyler takes pride in the diverse array of services offered to all individuals on a walk-in basis.