How Does Sugar Play a Part in Developing Type 2 Diabetes?
The question remains: Does eating too much sugar cause diabetes? Actually, eating too many carbohydrates can increase blood glucose, leading to Type 2 diabetes. And sugar is a carbohydrate, as are many foods: milk, cheese, yogurt, pasta, rice, bread, fruit, potatoes, and other starchy vegetables. (Not to mention pies, cakes, doughnuts, candy bars, and potato chips.)
And how many carbs are too many? It all depends on the type of carbohydrates you're consuming.
In an article published in the journal Diabetes Care, researchers note that "nutrition therapy" helps control and prevent diabetes. This nutritional food plan works by limiting carbs, so people with diabetes don't need to worry about measuring and counting. It can also help prevent diabetes, especially in people diagnosed with prediabetes.
To make mealtime simple, the association developed the "Diabetes Plate Method" of eating. With this method, meals feature a "healthy balance of vegetables, proteins, and carbohydrates" (yes, carbs) portioned on a dinner plate.
No matter what method you follow to get your carbs and overeating under control, it's best to discuss any diet plan with your doctor first.