Claim: The product packaged as Vietnamese Hạ An Đường cures diabetes.
Why we fact-checked this: The post containing the claim has over 1,900 reactions and 351,000 views on Facebook, as of writing.
No cure: According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), there is no cure yet for diabetes.
Diabetes can only be managed: The US CDC says that diabetes can only be managed through interventions, like a healthy diet and an active lifestyle. Medical treatments available for diabetes – like insulin, injectables, and oral medications – only control the blood sugar and do not cure diabetes altogether.
Diabetes prevention: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), type 2 diabetes can be prevented through an active lifestyle, a healthy diet, avoiding smoking, and controlling blood pressure and lipids. However, type 1 diabetes cannot currently be prevented. – Lorenz Pasion/Rappler.com
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