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does sugar intake cause diabetes?
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does sugar intake cause diabetes?

i have been tired of mom's warnings telling that excess intake of sugar will cause diabetes which results in a number of serious ailments... is it true that sugar intake is related to getting diabetic??? i have had my blood sugar test almost an year back and there was no sign of any increased sugar level...
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Hi and thanks for using the forum.

According to the American Diabetes Association, eating a lot of sugar does not cause diabetes.  Type 1 diabetes is caused by genetics, Type 2 diabetes is caused by genetics and lifestyle.  Being overweight will increase your risk of developing diabetes.  A diet high in calories (whether those calories are from sugar or from fat) can lead to you being overweight which is one of the risk factors for diabetes.  I hope this answers your question.

Bridget
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thanks for the reply.. now i guess i can tell my mom about it...can sugar intake a bit more than medically permitted be a reason for me being lean???
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Your diet restricts your sugar intake and carbs help you to lose your weight.Afterall total calories also matters.
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