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A 24-year-old male asked:

Does drinking a lot of soda causes diabetes? or any gi illnesses?

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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Sorta: Fully charged sweetened soda can exacerbate sugar or glucose intolerance. This includes weight gain which can lead to diabetes in someone predisposed. Also, the carbonation and acid can aggravate/exacerbate gerd or gastritis. In general, would recommend a reduction in soda- minimize consumption.
Dr. Cornelius Dooley
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Potentially: Drinking a lot of high fructose corn syrup drinks may predispose you to diabetes if you have an underlying tendency; hfcs is just not good for the body at all;.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Might drinking a lot of soda cause diabetes?

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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Some risk: Type 1 diabetes is caused by genetics and unknown factors that trigger the onset of the disease. Type 2 diabetes is caused by genetics and lifestyle factors. Being overweight does increase your risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and a diet high in calories from any source contributes to weight gain. Research has shown that drinking sugary drinks is linked to type 2 diabetes.
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Can drinking a lot of soda cause diabetes?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Possibly: Eating sweets does not necessarily cause diabetes. Having a genetic predisposition and gaining weight leads to diabetes.
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A 24-year-old male asked:

Does drinking excess soda cause diabetes?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Not directly: Drinking excess soda adds extra calories to your diet, increasing the risk for obesity. Obesity is leading cause of diabetes.

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