MYTH=If you eat excess sugar, You will get DIABETES…..
Diabetes is increased BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL.
There are mainly 2 types of Diabetes- Type 1 & Type 2.
Insulin is the hormone which is responsible to maintain your blood sugar level.
But when there is no production of insulin, you get type-1 diabetes.
It is known as insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.
And hence you require daily insulin injection.
And, when your body produce insulin but it is not functioning, then
you get type-2 diabetes that is known as
non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.
What causes Type-1 Diabetes?
if you have family history of diabetes
then you are at high risk to get diabetes.
- Environmental factors like viruses
Viral infection such as measles and mumps
can trigger abnormal auto immune response
that destroy the beta-cell of pancreas which produce insulin.
What causes Type-2 Diabetes?
- Lifestyle factors like obesity and lack of physical activity
if your diet is not balanced,
you are over-stressed,
there is lack of sleep, and
there is no physical activity then
you are at high risk to get diabetes.
Another cause is-
Thus, the FACT is==Your sugar intake is not the direct cause of your diabetes.
However, the sugar contains empty calories in it.
When you consume these empty calories, you have increased risk of developing obesity.
And, this obesity is a very well-known risk factor for developing diabetes.
While it is myth, still it is a good idea to stay away
from sugar [and obesity] as much as you can!
Balanced diet and healthy lifestyle
with daily exercise is key to stay away from diabetes.
That’s all for today
See you next Tuesday
Providing simple solution for complexities of life
Dr. Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician.