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A 17-year-old male asked:

I eat alot of sugar regularly im very skinny i drink sugary drinks and dont really exercise no one has diabetes in my family could i get it?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Unlikely: You don't get diabetes by eating sugar. You get it if you become overweight and have a family history for diabetes (Type 2). Type 1 diabetes typically does not run in families and is not weight related, but also does not occur because of eating too much sugar.

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Last updated Jun 5, 2015

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