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Can too much sugar cause diabetes?

I'm asking because I was tested for diabetes & the doctor asked if it ran in my family? It does on both my mother & father's side & I have always had a sweet tooth but I am not overweight (I'm average) & try not to eat fatty foods that much. I do however tend to splurge on the sugar. Can too much sugar cause diabetes? Thanks everyone.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response to much sugar doesnt lead to diabetes.there r 2 types of diabetes.type 1 which is due to deficiency of insulin secretion from beta cells of pancreas and in type 2 diabetes there is problem in the insulin receptors.diabetes may result from genetical alterations, obesity, sedantary life style. Ones u have diabetes, increase intake of sugar may increase the blood sugar level but sugar itself doesnt lead to diabetes.wish u good health
Answered: Fri, 22 Jun 2012
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Dentist Dr. E. Bharathikannan's  Response
hello, follow a healthy pattern of life. have healthy diet, excercise everyday. how much sugar you take in, you must burn it out through activity. if you are a potent diabetic (history of diabetic parent) then you are more prone to diabetes than others. take care.
Answered: Mon, 25 Apr 2011
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Diabetes, can come to you specially if you already have a family history that predisposes you to it. A sedentary life with a poor diet, or being overweight can contribute to acquiring Type II Diabetes. Its just not eating lots of sugars.

Answered: Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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