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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

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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Was wondering how much sugar causes diabetes?

Not the sugar per se: Diabetes whether type 1 or type 2 is not caused by too much sugar but by not having enough Insulin or an inability to use the Insulin that your body makes to control blood sugars. Type 1 is a genetic disease that as of now cannot be prevented. Eating too much sugar can cause swings in your Insulin levels and weight gain that can make it more likely that you would develop type 2 diabetes. ...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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Does sugar cause diabetes?

Does sugar cause diabetes?

No: Sugar by itself does not cause diabetes. Diabetes is the inability to metabolize sugar due to lack / resistance to insulin; the pancreas produce Insulin among other hormones which help in the metabolism of glucose (sugar); those who consume lots of sugar may cause their pancreas to over work and if they were prone to diabetes may develop the disease earlier. Obesity may cause resistance to insulin. ...Read more

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Does muscovado sugar cause diabetes?

Does muscovado sugar cause diabetes?

Not in itself: No sugar causes diabetes. You must have genetic predisposition for the several factors that cause you to be a diabetic. Muscovado sugar is simply an unrefined type of dark sugar and is no different concerning its affect on the glycemic index than any other sugar. ...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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How are sugar and diabetes distinguished from each other?

How are sugar and diabetes distinguished from each other?

DM is prob of sugar: People often refer to dm as I have sugar or my sugar is uncontrolled. Dm is a problem of not being able to process sugar in the blood which leads to high bs and a number of complications if uncontrolled. ...Read more