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Am I going to give myself diabetes? Eat a bag of candy every night

Am I going to give myself diabetes? Eat a bag of candy every night

Maybe: Excessive sugar increases your risk. But that's not the only thing. It's also your lifestyle (sedentary), stress, body weight, high blood pressure, overall diet (healthy or fatty, processed foods; lots of red meat, dairy, lack of whole grains). ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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What can people eat that can cause diabetes other than candy?

What can people eat that can cause diabetes other than candy?

Simple carbohydrates: If your body does not work to digest, like in the case of proteins or complex carbohydrates it just goes straight into stored calories or floats in your blood. So even things like starches from potatoes, bread and corn can cause an issue. ...Read more

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Can craving candy be a symptom of diabetes?

Can craving candy be a symptom of diabetes?

Not usually: But eating a lot of candy can lead to weight gain, Insulin resistance, and diabetes. Cravings are funny things. If you can distract yourself for just 3-5 minutes, they'll usually go away. If you can avoid eating candy for a few days, you'll have a lot fewer cravings. Now if you're craving candy at the same time you feel shaky, weak, sweaty w/ racing heart & headache, that could be low sugar. ...Read more

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What to do if i ate candy before my diabetes test, could that affect my result?

What to do if i ate candy before my diabetes test, could that affect my result?

Yes, indeed!: Yes, you bet it could! There are 4 ways to diagnose diabetes: fasting glucose, random (non-fasting) glucose, oral glucose tolerance test, and A1c. Eating candy before the test could mess with all of them EXCEPT the A1c test (which is the lease sensitive). Did they tell you to be fasting? If you turn out to have diabetes, you may want to change your evil ways with candy! ;-) ...Read more

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I'm 23 and exercise pretty frequently. In general i'm pretty healthy, but i love candy. Even with a lot of exercise, is it possible to get diabetes?

I'm 23 and exercise pretty frequently. In general i'm pretty healthy, but i love candy. Even with a lot of exercise, is it possible to get diabetes?

It is ...: There are many factors which contribute to someone developing diabetes. Much is genetic as in inherited from your mother and father. Some is weight related. Your diet can contribute too. Though eating candy alone is unlikely to cause you to become a diabetic, if it causes you to gain a lot of weight it's possible that it might lead to diabetes. ...Read more

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Can I get diabetes from eating too much candy?

Can I get diabetes from eating too much candy?

Yes and no: Candy intake itself does not cause diabetes. However, chronic candy consumption can certainly lead to weight gain, which is definetely a contributing factor to type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Little sister is always asking for water but only takes a sip, pees often, but she is at a healthy weight. Eats candy offen. Could she have diabetes?

Little sister is always asking for water but only takes a sip, pees often, but she is at a healthy weight. Eats candy offen. Could she have diabetes?

Happens/but unlikely: Most kids who drink/pee often do so out of habit, carrying around a drink most of the day. A kid can develop diabetes at almost any age, but these drink great quantities and loose weight fast. Rare kids can also have a kidney concentrating defect and water is lost fast.Your doc can sort this out. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroid and a sweet tooth is it possible to get diabetes by eating to much candy and how to avoid?

I have hypothyroid and a sweet tooth is it possible to get diabetes by eating to much candy and how to avoid?

Candy: Yes it is possible to get diabetes from eating too much candy but that does occur in all those who eat to much candy. That said, too much candy is too much for you. There are many nutritious foods that are much less likely to result in diabetes. If there is a family history of diabetes you should be even more careful with candy. ...Read more

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