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Can children have a higher tolerance for sugar than adults?

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Dr. Terry Brenneman
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unclear question: I am not sure what your question is asking. Children are less likely to have type 2 diabetes where the intake of excess sugar makes the blood sugar level go up. While a lot of sugar isn't the best diet in the world, a normal child's blood sugar level will not become abnormally high after a meal with a lot of sugar.
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