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Is it possible to develop diabetes from consuming too much sugar or junk food?

Is it possible to develop diabetes from consuming too much sugar?
if so, can it go away by lowering your sugar intake? no, i am not overweight at all, i am a perfect weight for my height and age, but my mom always has a big stock of snacks in the house and i eat a lot of junk food, but lateley at the doctor office, their is a lot of protein in my urine tests and my doctor said there is a chance i have diabetes and i am suppossed to go in for another test soon.
Asked On : Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi. Normally the glycemic load in your food should be taken care of by the insulin produced...naturally in case of increased intake there will be an increased demand for insulin and overwork of the cells producing them. This abuse might be detrimental in the long run. Also your risk factors like family history, overweight, dietary habits play a significant role in developing diabetes.
Answered: Fri, 25 Feb 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. JItendra Sharma's  Response
Just by increasing or decreasing the sugar intake, one cannot develop or cure diabetes. Body has got own defence mechanisms for the same. Which unformtunately cannot be elobrated here.

Junk food does increase overwieght chances and hence diabetes too. Too much of protien in urine can be one of the causes of renal injury (in turn due to diabetes). But your narrative does not give such trial of events.
Answered: Sun, 27 Mar 2011
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  Anonymous's Response

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. There is npothing like eat less sugar and dont get diabetes.

Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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