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That sounds like a simple enough question, right? First, eating sugar does not cause diabetes. That can be confusing because diabetes is too much sugar in our blood. But all carbohydrates break down into sugars, even nonsweet foods like potatoes and beans – during digestion, and the amount of that sugar that is glucose is absorbed directly into our blood. So, we have to manage the carbohydrates in our diet in order to manage blood sugar levels.
One risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, however, is excess body weight. And if we consider the most common foods in what has come to be called the “Western Diet” it’s a safe bet to say that sugar plays a significant role for many people in accumulating that excess body weight. There is suspicion that a different sugar – fructose- plays an outsized role in “metabolic syndrome” and type 2 diabetes as well.[Read more…] about Can I Get Diabetes From Too Much Sugar?