How many grams of sugar a day would cause diabetes?
Online says that women should have no more than 24 grams but does eating more than this say 50-60 grams of sugar a day cause diabetes?
- opinionatedLv 712 months ago
eating sugars does not cause diabetes
- ShayLv 71 year ago
UNKNOWN. Sugar has not been proven to be the direct cause of diabetes. Some people can consume massive amounts of sugar every day and never develop diabetes while other people consume little or no sugar but still end up with diabetes.
Also - ALL carbohydrates become sugar in the blood. The body really doesn't know the difference between the "sugar" from a candy bar or the "sugar" that is created from a large plate of pasta. So just eating too many high carbohydrate foods floods the body with as much "sugar" as consuming things with actual sugar.
Even obesity and lack of exercise doesn't guarantee diabetes. Diabetes is about risk factors and age and genetics can't be ignored in those risk factors either.
Basically, all you can do is control risk factors. Eating a diet that is high in carbohydrates and sugars is a risk factor for developing diabetes but it is not a guarantee. So, you can't put a number on it. You can't magically say that you can consume a certain amount and never get diabetes. You also can't put a number on the amount that is guaranteed to cause it either.
- CarolOklaLv 71 year ago
Eating sugar or carbohydrates DOES NOT CAUSE DIABETES. Which TYPE of diabetes are you talking about, type 1, type 2, gestational, or some other type of diabetes?Source(s): More than 64 YEARS of personal life experience being a type 1 diabetic since I was 2 years old. I have NO clear memories of NOT being diabetic. My autobiographical memory kicked in BEFORE my third birthday. I do NOT have childhood amnesia.
- PatriciaLv 71 year ago
ZERO sugar is what a person needs to consume. And diabetes is caused by high carbohydrate, processed junky food. In otherwords, we are talking about the typical American Diet. This includes fast foods, sugary foods and drinks, cow's milk, fruit juices, most fruit, bread/pasta and other foods made with grains... and essentially any food which is sold in a box or bag. Most canned foods are a NO as well.
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- ChristineLv 51 year ago
It's all about the total amount of carbohydrates you eat, which includes sugars, but also anything that is starchy, like potatoes, corn, and grains. When people eat too many soft drinks, hamburgers, French fries, mac & cheese, candy, cakes, chips, pizza, etc. (all high carb) they get fat. The cells get so stuffed that they shut their receptors down so insulin can't stuff more sugar into their cells. So it piles up in the bloodstream, and then your doctor tells you that you have diabetes. It's usually a long-term, chronic bad eating habit, but it's hard to measure how much you have to eat to get to the point where your fasting blood sugars are above 120, or whatever they have set it now to declare that you officially have diabetes. The point is, if you eat a low carb diet, and cut out the bad fats (like animal fats, refined vegetable oil, canola oil, soy oil) you have a better chance of not getting diabetes. If you're wondering how much sugar you can get away with eating a day before you give yourself diabetes, you might measure your weight and compare it to a BMI chart. And check your blood sugar levels (with a cheap monitor from Walmart for about $20).
The idea that diabetes is genetic only connects if you consider what your parents and grandparents taught their kids about what to eat. Each generation educates the next on what good nutrition is. It isn't simply a genetic thing you re predisposed to and nothing you do is going to prevent you from getting diabetes. Diabetes is curable, when you eat the right thing and exercise gently (30 minute walk a day should do it).
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 71 year ago
Sugar doesn't cause diabetes. Years ago (probably centuries ago!) people noticed that people who ate a lot of sugar got diabetes. So they figured sugar must be the cause. But the thinking today is that diabetes is genetic, it's a 'time bomb' in your DNA that will go off at a certain point in your life. The genetic tendency towards diabetes is related to the tendency to a sweet tooth, so future diabetics eat more sugar but that's not a CAUSE of diabetes as much as it is an indicator of a genetic predisposition towards diabetes.
- 1 year ago
People are not machines or tools. Every person is different. Some people could eat no sugar and get diabetes. Part of it is heredity and part of it is lifestyle choices.