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Does too much sugar cause diabetes?

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Eating too much sugar does not cause diabetes. Diabetes begins when something disrupts your body's ability to turn the food you eat into energy.

From: 10 Diabetes Diet Myths WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: WebMD Medical Reference: "Diabetes: Diabetes Basics," "Diabetes: Healthy Diet Basics," "Diabetes: Treating Diabetes with Insulin."

WebMD Feature: "Diabetes and Weight Loss: The Right Path."

American Diabetes Association: "Healthy Eating: Make It Happen," "Sweeteners & Desserts."

Mayo Clinic: "Artificial Sweeteners: Any Effect on Blood Sugar?"

 

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on August 15, 2017

SOURCES: WebMD Medical Reference: "Diabetes: Diabetes Basics," "Diabetes: Healthy Diet Basics," "Diabetes: Treating Diabetes with Insulin."

WebMD Feature: "Diabetes and Weight Loss: The Right Path."

American Diabetes Association: "Healthy Eating: Make It Happen," "Sweeteners & Desserts."

Mayo Clinic: "Artificial Sweeteners: Any Effect on Blood Sugar?"

 

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on August 15, 2017

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