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I’m here with Dr. Lorraine Manciet, she is a board certificated Family Medicine Physician, part of our ongoing series on diabetes. Dr. I have a question about any myths that people might have about diabetes that if I eat a lot of candy or eat a lot of sweets, I’m probably going to become diabetic.
That’s a myth, it depends on how well your body processes sugar, whether or not you are going to get diabetes. Sugar by itself does not cause diabetes. Once you have diabetes you have to be very cognizant of how much sugar you because your body is not able to handle the sugar as well. Knowing that for example, if you eat milk chocolate, it has a lot of sugar, if you eat dark chocolate, it has very little sugar. So you eat dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate to satisfy your chocolate fix.
So there are still things I can do to keep my sweet tooth sort of happy.
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