Is Sugar The Main Cause Of Diabetes?

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Posted on: November 11th, 2017
Author: LH Prime

One of the biggest problems many individuals face is the possibility of having high sugar blood count. This article aims to talk about it and the most important question, ‘does eating too much sugar cause diabetes?’ Kids Health will help in answering this question and a few more. LH Prime Cebu constantly sees patients who come in to visit a diagnostic clinic in Cebu thinking that they might have it.

Is Sugar The Main Cause Of Diabetes

For starters, the answer to the raised question is a ‘no’. While there are a few types of it, a person is diagnosed with Type1 diabetes because the pancreas that make insulin gets impaired. This is because something is wrong with the immune system, not because of too much sugar consumption.

On the other hand, a person who is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes needs to be careful with his sugar intake because too much consumption of sugar will cause weight increase. Increased weight gain leads to Type 2 diabetes. On the other hand, it is not just sugar that would cause weight gain.

Another misconception that people tell a person diagnosed with it is to do away with sweets. Any person can eat sweets, whether it be cake, pastry, even leche flan. The important thing is for people with diabetes to be watchful with what they eat. They can eat, they just have to know their limit.

If you have Type 1 diabetes, will you be able to get better? You can’t be cured because your pancreas stops making insulin. This means that since your body is unable to produce it naturally, you would need to take insulin through another means.

If you have Type 2 diabetes, you can get better…ONLY if you make changes to your lifestyle and diet, watching what you eat, and ensure that blood sugar level will be within the boundary, then your doctor might give you the good news that you don’t need to take insulin anymore.

More importantly, know that it is not contagious. It is usually inherited, which is why during a medical exam, the doctor would always ask you if either parent is diabetic. Know that Nov 14 2017 is World Diabetes Day. Check out Diabetes Philippines to get more information not just about the upcoming event for this month but for updates and medical information about it.