From Antioch, California, USA:
My son is 25 months old, and his grandmother insists on constantly giving him nothing but sugary foods. Can he get diabetes as a result of ingesting too much sugar?
No, there is no relationship between typeá1 diabetes and eating lots of sweets. However, if there is a family history of typeá2 diabetes and this child becomes overweight, that will increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes as a child. You might want to express your concern if there is type 2 diabetes in the family and suggest limiting the sweets.
Original posting 23 Nov 2001
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:28
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