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Can Eating Too Much Sugar Cause Type 2 Diabetes?

Olivia Yang was stunned when she learned she had type 2 diabetes six years ago, when she was 19. Her doctor was shocked, too. In fact, her physician tested her twice to be sure there wasn’t some mistake. Yang was young, had a normal weight for her 5-foot-2-inch frame, and didn’t consider herself a particularly bad eater. She certainly didn’t seem like someone at risk. Now a new study may hint at why some patients end up with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes even when they don’t appear to have all of the typical risk factors such as age, obesity, and an unhealthy diet. Yang learned of her condition sophomore year of college. She’d gone for a physical — a requirement in order to begin working out with a fitness trainer — but her A1C blood test came back abnormally high, indicating diabetes. An A1C test tells a person’s average blood sugar level over the past few months. More specifically, an A1C test measures what percentage of your hemoglobin — a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen — is coated with sugar. It’s used to diagnose type 1 and type 2 diabetes and to keep tabs on how a person is managing their condition over time. Normal readings land below 5 Continue reading >>

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  1. CMike Friend

    Can too much insulin be bad?

    Other than getting your sugar too low is "too much" insulin bad?
    I'm playing with the units to get me to the right numbers. I'm pondering if I should lean towards less insulin if I am no longer in a dangerous area.
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  2. coravh

    You need the insulin you need to keep your bgs in the normal range without going too low. The only "bad" thing is that if you are eating too much, the insulin will allow more glucose to get into your cells and help you gain weight.
    Don't let doctors judge you by the amount of insulin you are taking. Some people require more, some less. You need what's right for you.

  3. CMike Friend

    Can too much insulin be bad?

    Do I lean on too much or too little? Getting to the correct temp porridge may take some experimenting.
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