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What happens if a diabetic doesn't eat sugar?
Last Updated: 27th February, 2020
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Hereof, what happens if a diabetic doesn't eat sugar?
If you don't eat, your blood sugar levels are lower and medication may drop them even more, which can lead to hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia can cause you to feel shaky, pass out, or even go into a coma. When you “break” your fast by eating, you may also be more likely to develop too-high blood sugar levels.
Beside above, what happens if you eat sugar with type 2 diabetes? People with diabetes either do not produce enough insulin or their cells do not respond to the hormone appropriately. This causes blood glucose levels to become too high. Simple sugars tend to raise blood glucose levels faster and higher than complex carbohydrates, such as whole wheat and oatmeal.
Similarly one may ask, what happens when a person with diabetes eats a lot of sugar?
Excess sugar intake and diabetes Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes affect the body's ability to regulate blood glucose levels. Sugar consumption will not directly cause either type. However, eating too much can cause weight gain. Obesity is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes.
Will not eating sugar cure diabetes?
Although there's no cure for type 2 diabetes, studies show it's possible for some people to reverse it. Through diet changes and weight loss, you may be able to reach and hold normal blood sugar levels without medication. This doesn't mean you're completely cured. Type 2 diabetes is an ongoing disease.