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Can A Child Get Diabetes From Eating Too Much Sugar?

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Can Eating Too Much Sugar Cause Type 2 Diabetes?

Because type 2 diabetes is linked to high levels of sugar in the blood, it may seem logical to assume that eating too much sugar is the cause of the disease. But of course, it’s not that simple. “This has been around for years, this idea that eating too much sugar causes diabetes — but the truth is, type 2 diabetes is a multifactorial disease with many different types of causes,” says Lynn Grieger, RDN, CDE, a nutrition coach in Prescott, Arizona, and a medical reviewer for Everyday Health. “Type 2 diabetes is really complex.” That said, some research does suggest that eating too many sweetened foods can affect type 2 diabetes risk, and with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimating that 30.3 million Americans have the disease — and that millions of more individuals are projected to develop it, too — understanding all the risk factors for the disease, including sugar consumption, is essential to help reverse the diabetes epidemic. The Sugar and Type 2 Diabetes Story: Not So Sweet After the suspicion that sugar was the cause of diabetes, the scientific community pointed its finger at carbohydrates. That makes sense, notes Grieger, explaining tha Continue reading >>

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  1. Mirena

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    Is anyone taking Januvia? I'm on the 100mg. Is it best to take it before or after a meal?

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    Consult your doctor. I'd recommend seeing an Endocrinologist. For your levels you mnight be better off starting on Metformin or Glumetza and Glimepiride.

  3. Mirena

    I took Metformin when I was first diagnosed but it doesn't do well with my digestive system. When I took it with food. I was throwing up 20 minutes later. Glimepiride was fine but my doctor was concerned that it was making my sugars drop too much. I was on Actos, but since that is linked to bladder cancer she switched me to Januvia.

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