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Do diabetic complications come from plainly just eating too much or just the sugar itself?
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Dr. Leto Quarles
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In brief: Both
Diabetes does damage when high blood sugar injures cells, & is also associated with high cholesterol and blood pressure (which can be salt-sensitive).
Being overweight can increase all of these problems. At any weight, the healthiest diet for a diabetic (or anyone!) is one with lots of natural fiber & fresh natural foods, mostly healthy fats, & minimal processed/refined carbs (sugar, white flour).

In brief: Both
Diabetes does damage when high blood sugar injures cells, & is also associated with high cholesterol and blood pressure (which can be salt-sensitive).
Being overweight can increase all of these problems. At any weight, the healthiest diet for a diabetic (or anyone!) is one with lots of natural fiber & fresh natural foods, mostly healthy fats, & minimal processed/refined carbs (sugar, white flour).
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