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How come eating a lot of sweets causes diabetes?

How come eating a lot of sweets causes diabetes?

Yes: Just eating sweets does not cause diabetes. It is due to lack on insulin. If you are a diabetic and eat sweets your sugars go up, as your pancreas cannot produce as much insulin. ...Read more

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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I checked random sugar. It is 111 mg. Is it normal or slightly on higher side. I am fond of sweets. Can sweets be cause of diabetes until const weight?

I checked random sugar. It is 111 mg. Is it normal or slightly on higher side. I am fond of sweets. Can sweets be cause of diabetes until const weight?

RBS: Random blood sugar (rbs) is not accurate test to screen for diabetes. Instead, check a fasting blood sugar (FBS) or hba1c to see if you may have pre-diabetes or diabetes. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Could eating sugar cause diabetes?

Could eating sugar cause diabetes?

No: Diabetes is secondary to reduced or absent insulin production, insulin resistance or production of defective insulin. Eating sugar increases insulin output but does not cause diabetes. A diabetic cannot tolerate the sugar and would have a very high glucose after eating sugar ...Read more

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Could eating only fruit itself cause diabetes?

Diabetes?: Not unless u r susceptible by genetics to get diabetes, regardless of what u eat. ...Read more

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Might eating too much sugar cause diabetes?

Might eating too much sugar cause diabetes?

No: Not normally. But if there is a family history, a diagnosis already determined of diabetes, or risk factors (obesity, etc) it is likely a bad idea. It is a great idea to mantain a balanced healthy diet, including mostly non refined (natural) sugars of slower absorption. ...Read more

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Might eating too much sugar cause diabetes?

Might eating too much sugar cause diabetes?

No: Not in normal conditions. However, if there is a tendency, risk factors (like obesity), familiy history etc, it will certainly make things worse. As health advice, however, eating too much sugar is always bad anyway. A healthy diet is much better choice, including most sugars non refined (natural, from fruits, etc). ...Read more

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Can eating lots of sugar cause diabetes?

Can eating lots of sugar cause diabetes?

Not really: Eating too much sugar can lead to being overweight, which can in turn lead to diabetes. However, the amount of sugar you consume itself does not cause diabetes. ...Read more

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I want to gain weight so i'm eating meals rich of suger... is this hight suger meal can cause diabetes??

I want to gain weight so i'm eating meals rich of suger... is this hight suger meal can cause diabetes??

Certainly!: Diabetes is caused by higher blood sugars, which can be caused by high sugar intake. For healthy weight gain I'd recommend healthy fats like olive oil, avocado, almonds, as well as increased protein, like fish and lean meats or chicken. If you want to eat carbohydrates like sugar, use ones that are whole foods, like potatoes, rice or carrots. ...Read more

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Will eating too much fruit cause diabetes?

Will eating too much fruit cause diabetes?

Not really unless -: You are prone to getting it, because you have a strong family history of it. Keeping you weight in check according to your height and doing regular exercises & eating healthy can reduce your chances of getting it. Excess of anything can be bad for you, so be wary. ...Read more