22 Diabetes Myths -- Busted!

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Kalia Doner on Dec 28, 2010 at 11:25AM

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22 Diabetes Myths -- Busted!

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MYTH: Eating too much sugar causes type 2 diabetes.

TRUTH: Indulging in sweets does not cause type 2 diabetes. However, consuming too much sugar—or too many carbohydrates, which are converted into sugar by the body—makes it hard for people with diabetes to manage their blood glucose levels. To avoid blood sugar spikes, spread out carb and sugar consumption throughout the day, suggests Christine Gerbstadt, M.D., a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association.

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