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Doctor insights on: Eating Too Much Sugar While Breastfeeding

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Dr. Mandakini Patel Dr. Patel
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
M. S. University of Baroda Medical College
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Can eating too much sugar effect my breastfeed babies poo?

Can eating too much sugar effect my breastfeed babies poo?

2much sugar!: First of all you should not over indulge in sweets, you child's bms are not dependent on your blood sugar levels but certain foods in mom's diet tend to cause diarrhea in babies.

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos Dr. Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics
18 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Does a mothers blood sugar affect a baby through breastfeeding?

Does a mothers blood sugar affect a baby through breastfeeding?

Probably not: Are you wondering whether it would be a problem for a diabetic mother to breastfeed? The breastmilk may have elements from the blood serum but it is secreted in the milk ducts and not directly produced from blood serum. So I don't think mother's blood sugar will affect baby through breastfeeding

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Blood sugar monitoring--should it be like breastfeeding etiquette?

Blood sugar monitoring--should it be like breastfeeding etiquette?

Why?: It's a normal & lifesaving process that should be a common & accepted part of american life. Some may be squeamish but that's a personal problem. If you're bothered don't look. Why should anyone have to scoot of to a bathroom stall to do something that is simple & quick with today's meters.

Dr. Cindy Williams Dr. Williams
Pediatrics
35 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I wish to stop breastfeeding-my baby is 5dayd old and has been having formula top up for low blood sugar. Do I just stop or need to ween off the pump?

I wish to stop breastfeeding-my baby is 5dayd old and has been having formula top up for low blood sugar. Do I just stop or need to ween off the pump?

Breast feeding: I am sorry that you want to stop nursing; it is so good for both baby and you. If you continue to pump, your body thinks it is still nursing. You can try pumping less and less each time, but it takes longer. Stopping, although uncomfortable, is the only way.

Dr. Mark Diamond Dr. Diamond
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Can you drink Slimfast while breastfeeding? Or eat sugar free foods/splenda?

Can you drink Slimfast while breastfeeding? Or eat sugar free foods/splenda?

Probably ok: Currently there is no evidence that these affect the baby in any way.

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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky Dr. Satulovsky
Psychiatry
24 years in practice
National University of La Plata Faculty of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Carlos Satulovsky Dr. Satulovsky
Psychiatry
24 years in practice
National University of La Plata Faculty of Medicine
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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).

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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Did diabetes happen by eating too much sugar?

Did diabetes happen by eating too much sugar?

Sugar a Huge Driver: Dominant evidence is that? Ed sugar intake, all forms, is a huge driver for type ii dm; also? Ing evidence that? Ed sugar intake? Es the incidence of type i. In both cases, sugar intake compounds the disease, after all dm is defined as? Ed sugar concentrations. Humans can live just fine with zero sugar intake, all needed sugar coming from gluconeogenesis, primarily in the liver. Study dietdoctor.

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Can you get diabetes from eating too much sugar?

Can you get diabetes from eating too much sugar?

No: No one has ever developed diabetes simply from eating too much sugar. Diabetes is more common as you get older, more common if you have a positive family history and is 70-90% related to being overweight. Yes, you can gain weight from eating too much sugar, but it's really total calories, as a gram of sugar has only 4 calories and it's 3, 500 calories to gain a pound.

Dr. Carlos Satulovsky Dr. Satulovsky
Psychiatry
24 years in practice
National University of La Plata Faculty of Medicine
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Does eating too much sugar really cause diabetes?

No: In normal situations, that can not be mantained as a truth. However, in presence of tendency to it, risk factors like obesity, family history, it will certainly contribute to make things worse. On the othr hand, eating healthy and using mostly natural (eg from fruits) sugars, in the right proportions, is a much better idea which might decrease probabilities or acquiring or worsening diabetes.

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Do people get diabetes from eating too much sugar?

Do people get diabetes from eating too much sugar?

No: No one has ever developed diabetes from eating too much sugar, that;s a popular misconception. It's too many calories and not enough activity that cause the weight gain that predisposes to diabetes - particularly if you have a positive family history and get older. Weight is the most important factor!

Dr. Jennie Law Dr. Law
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
10 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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Can you develope diabetes from eating too much sugar?

Can you develope diabetes from eating too much sugar?

Yep: You can get diabetes from eating too much of anything- as long as it results in being overweight or obese. Too much fat, sugars, protein- all of that can result in diabetes.

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Dr. Elizabeth Yen Dr. Yen
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
16 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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Will eating too much sugar affect my health as a teenager?

Will eating too much sugar affect my health as a teenager?

Yes: A diet with high amounts of simple sugars can cause fluctuations in Insulin levels and lead to highs and lows of perceived energy and mood. Such a diet is associated with overweight and obesity in teenagers, and might increase the risk for type ii diabetes in the future. Simple sugars should compose a small part of your diet.

Dr. Carlos Satulovsky Dr. Satulovsky
Psychiatry
24 years in practice
National University of La Plata Faculty of Medicine
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My question is, does eating too much sugar cause diabetes?

My question is, does eating too much sugar cause diabetes?

No: In normal situations, that can not be mantained as a truth. However, in presence of tendency to it, risk factors like obesity, family history, it will certainly contribute to make things worse. On the othr hand, eating healthy and using mostly natural (eg from fruits) sugars, in the right proportions, is a much better idea which might decrease probabilities or acquiring or worsening diabetes.

Dr. David Lipkin Dr. Lipkin
Internal Medicine
48 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
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Can diabetes actually develop from eating too much sugar? If so, how exactly does this happen?

Can diabetes actually develop from eating too much sugar? If so, how exactly does this happen?

A new study>probably: Type 2 diabetes is strongly hereditary and prior to recently the answer was: if you have an inherited genes for DM then too much sugar or calories in general>obesity>develop DM.**However a recent 10 year study comparing the sugar consumption in 175 countries and the population's development of DM showed a direct connection, independent of obesity. For each additional 12 oz soda/day> DM ^^ 1%

Dr. Roberta Beals Dr. Beals
Family Medicine
24 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Does too much sugar really cause diabetes? I've always heard "eating too much sugar can cause diabetes." is this true?

Yes: The sugar molecules bind to each other and precipitate out on your protein receptors causeing them to change and not work.

Dr. Marilyn OGrady Dr. OGrady
Ophthalmology
36 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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How does eating too much sugar affect eyesight?

How does eating too much sugar affect eyesight?

Sugar and eyesight: Eating too much sugar will not necessarily affect eyesight unless the patient is pre-diabetic or already is a diabetic. In those cases it may swell the lens of the eye causing the eye to be near-sighted. In a diabetic, uncontrolled sugar intake can also lead to abnormal blood vessels in the retina which can cause significant visual problems.

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
69 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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How do I stop myself from eating too much sugar?

How do I stop myself from eating too much sugar?

Exercise: Self control. Sometimes a supplement of chromium picolinate helps but there is no substitute for self discipllne.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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