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Can sugar cause diabetes?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:41 PM on Sep. 15, 2009 in Health

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  • Yes and no actually.
    ocsosomom

    Answer by ocsosomom at 1:42 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Google what would cause diabetes...
    ocsosomom

    Answer by ocsosomom at 1:42 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • no. it doesnt cause it. the simple act of eating things with sugar in them will not cause you to be diabetic.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:45 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • It can be a contributing factor, especially with Type 2 Diabetes.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:46 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • No it doesn't cause diabetes, diabetes is your bodies inability to effectively use the sugar(glucose). Your body converts everything you eat to glucose and it you have any type of diabetes your body doesn't produce enough insulin or your body no longer produces insulin at all. Both glucose and insulin is needed inside the cells to provide your body with the energy it needs. Being diabetic does not mean you can not eat sweets or sugar, you just have to consider that and include it in your meal count.
    midnightmoma

    Answer by midnightmoma at 1:58 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • It's more complicated than that. A diet high in sugar (the modern American diet) can contribute to diabetes occurring in some people, but again, it's more complicated than that. You will not be able to get a good answer on this here on CafeMom. You should go do some research on the net.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:34 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

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