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What causes type 2 diabetes?
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Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine
In brief: No
In the child diabetic, the general problem is that the pancreas quits producing Insulin so your body can not utilize the available sugar.
In the adult diabetic, your cells become resistant to the available insulin. The result is too much sugar in the blood. If you are a diabetic and you eat a lot of sugar, then this can make your diabetes worse, but it is not the cause of diabetes.

In brief: No
In the child diabetic, the general problem is that the pancreas quits producing Insulin so your body can not utilize the available sugar.
In the adult diabetic, your cells become resistant to the available insulin. The result is too much sugar in the blood. If you are a diabetic and you eat a lot of sugar, then this can make your diabetes worse, but it is not the cause of diabetes.
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