Why does eating too much sugar may lead to diabetes?


Why does eating too much sugar may lead to diabetes?

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I live in a small Kentucky town where my sheriff employees about 15 deputies. Between then, they’re equipped to hand maybe 40 traffic tickets per night. More than that, and they’ll be overwhelming and unable to respond appropriately.

Your body is setup to handle X amount of sugar per night. If you routinely overwhelm that amount, your body will not be able to respond appropriately.

There’s 2 types of diabetes: type 1 is where your body is incapable of producing enough insulin because of an autoimmune disorder, where your own body attacks its pancreas, possibly due to genetic problems, but can be caused by virus or other illness.

Type 2 diabetes is ultimately caused by insulin resistance. In this case, you have over taxed your pancreas to either not be able to produce enough insulin any more, or your body doesn’t react to it the same way, basically building a tolerance to it.

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to facilitate the movement of blood sugar out of, or into, the bloodstream.

For your body to use sugar, it needs to be broken down by insulin, which is made in the pancreas.

Type 1 diabetes: Body doesn’t make insulin, cant break down sugar.

Type 2 diabetes: This comes from the excess sugar consumption. Over time, insulin isn’t made as much or isn’t as effective as it would normally be, so it can’t really break down the sugar.