Does sugar cause diabetes?

Many of the people who are unaware of the diabetes condition believe that eating sugar cause diabetes.
In fact, when I got diagnosed with diabetes, some of my relatives blamed me for eating too much of sugar and they believe that my sugar consumption was the cause of the problem.

But this is a false argument.
There are multiple factors which come into play for the cause of this disease.

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In this article, we will try to understand the question “does sugar cause diabetes” and will also try to understand different factors which are responsible for the cause of this disease.

Does sugar cause diabetes?
In order to get the answer to the above questions, you need to understand that basically there are two forms of diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes.

The Type 1 diabetes is caused by some problem in the immune system.
The immune system attacks the pancreas and destroys all of its Beta Cells, which is responsible for insulin secretion.
Contrary to popular belief, Type 1 diabetes is not caused by eating too much of sugar.
In fact, it has no role to play with so ever eating any food.
So, if you are blaming yourself for eating too much sugar, please remember that it is not your fault.

But, eating foods which are high in sugar or carbohydrates do have a role to play in the development of Type 2 diabetes.
The more carbohydrates you eat, the more fat deposition will occur in the body which lead to increase in weight.
Gaining weight can make you insulin resistant, that means your pancreas will produce insulin but your body cells will not able to use it.

Should diabetic eat sugar?
Diabetics face problem metabolizing carbohydrates.
The more sugar you eat, the more insulin you will need to control your blood sugar, and the more insulin you take, the more hypoglycemic episodes you will have.

It is better for diabetics, to reduce or completely eliminate eating sugar.
One thing you need to understand that carbohydrates are present in all kinds of foods like vegetables, fruits etc.
So take natural carbohydrates from these vegetables which is pure and in small amounts rather than eating biscuits or bakery items which are full of artificial sugars.

Sugar is the root of  all problems
It is better for humans to stay away from foods which are rich in sugar or carbohydrates.
Sugar is a type of food which will only cause harm to the body.

Apart from the development of Type 2 diabetes, overconsumption of sugar leads to an increase in body weight which leads to the development of another set of problems like heart disease, obesity, memory loss etc.

How to find foods which are low in carbohydrates
Remember this general rule that all the green vegetables are low in carbohydrates.
Apart from that, you can also include non-vegetarian items in your diet as they have low sugar content.

Try to stay away from foods like grains, processed foods, sweets, chocolates etc.
There are multiple apps available in the mobile which can give you an idea about the carb content of any food.

How much carbohydrates one should eat.
I think for a diabetic, limiting yourself to 20-25 grams per meal will be good for better management of your blood sugar.

A typical normal person with his regular diet usually consumes around 100 grams of carbs per meal, which is too much for your body to handle and thus cause an increase in obesity rate all over the world.

Curbing sugar intake can save you from a lot of trouble and you will be able to live a healthy and fit life.

So to give you the final answer to the question, does sugar cause diabetes?
Yes and No.
Sugar is one of the cause for the development of type 2 diabetes but for Type 1 it does not have any role to play as Type 1 is an autoimmune disorder.

But one thing is sure that if you reduce your intake of sugar you will be able to reduce your weight and live healthy and disease free life.


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