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Can Drinking Too Much Milk Cause Diabetes Type 2
Only if: If the milk drinking is excessive to the point that someone becomes obese and already insulin-resistant, then one could say that the excessive caloric intake from the milk is part of the problem in that it is contributing to weight gain. By itself, excessive milk drinking may not cause type 2 diabetes, but it can cause other problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, it can Kiki7.: Milk contains less iron than solid foods, such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dry beans, tofu, spinach, kale, etc. Vitamin c- containing foods: oranges, tomatoes, broccoli, cantaloupe etc. Enhance iron absorption. Cow's milk has large proteins, causing microscopic bleeding in the gut, i.e. Iron loss. It is allergenic. Animals drink milk only when babies. Why should human adults drink milk? ...Read more
Does too much sugar really cause diabetes? I've always heard "eating too much sugar can cause diabetes." is this true?
Eating: Eating too much of anything might make you fat. Feel free to eat but also exercise regularly. If you have a bathroom scale weigh yourself (naked) once a week. Also go online to Body Mass Index (BMI) and see if you are of normal weight, overweight, or underweight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Calories and carbs: There can only be too much calories and carbohydrates if you take too much. The best way to decide is to keep check of your weight and well being. You might also want to go to online to "NuVal" and see the calorie/carb content of about 100 items that may change your eating habits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soda: Soda thatcis not diet soda is a simple, fast absorbed carb. It will not "cause" diabetes but could unmask an undiscovered insulin resistance or insulin deficiency. And yes, weght gain and adipose gain from excess soda can indeed lead to an insulin resistant state, which is type 2 diabetes if severe enough. ...Read more
Yes, sometimes: In very heavy drinkers, damage to the pancreas can occur (pancreatitis), which if it occurs many times can damage the ability of the pancreas to make both Insulin and digestive enzymes. The lack of Insulin can lead to a form of diabetes resembling juvenile or type 1 diabetes. In diabetics, alcohol worsens control in a number of ways, and is also a high calorie "food" - twice the calories of sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Indirectly: There is the failure of the pancrease (pancrelipase) to produce sufficient insulin, also involves the ability of the cell to "use" the insulin, the amount of gycogen converted to sugar by the liver, as well as the absorption of the sugar by digestive system. However, the more sugar you intake the more stress you place on these organs to do their work. Is the fire worse when you add gasoline ? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DM2: Too much of anything could kill you - you don't want that! Are you regularly checking your blood sugar, and if so, what are your levels? If too low (less than 60) or too high (more than 150) please see your doctor soon. A diabetes educator would also be a good idea. Hope things work out well and soon. Keep me posted if you can. ...Read more
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