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Old 06-16-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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Default Is Eating a lot of Sugar a sign of diabetes?

Is it true eating a lot of sugar is a sign of diabetes? I have the biggest sweet tooth and never seem to get fed up with sweet things, and my mom jokingly asks me if I could possibly be diabetec? I'm not overweight, but I know I would weigh a lot less if I didn't eat as much sugar as I do. My grandma was diabetec, and my dad was too but he never developed it because he lead a very healthy lifestyle.
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Old 06-16-2008, 02:19 PM
 
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You may have a yeast overgrowth, which can cause intense carbohydrate/sugar cravings.
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Old 06-16-2008, 02:50 PM
 
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You may have a yeast overgrowth, which can cause intense carbohydrate/sugar cravings.
Interesting, I didn't know that.

As to the OP, sugar consumption is not a sign of diabetes, more like a cause. Especially if it is in the genetics. Fatigue and thirst are two common signs of it, though.
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Old 06-16-2008, 02:52 PM
 
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Yeast overgrowth has NOTHING to do with carbohydrate craving.
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:03 PM
 
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A sign of Diabetes is thirst and the need to pass water frequently. Eating sugar isn't a sign of diabetes - it causes it though in those who have a genetic suspectability. Your body has to work extra hard, producing Insulin to break down the sugar. Stay clear of too much sugar, give you body a chance.
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:57 PM
 
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Agree with Jennaflorrie about drinking lots and lots of water and yet never quenching your thirst and also waking up to urinate alot at Night.

Who knows why you crave sugar as it could be low serotonin levels (Feel Good Neurotransmitter) or possibly Hypoglycemia levels (low Blood Sugar). Maybe just boredom.....
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Old 06-16-2008, 04:21 PM
 
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I know part of the reason I crave sugar is because my mom also has a sweet tooth and I've read this is hereditary. But mine is twice the intensity, I crave sugar all the time and I don't ever get that sick feeling when you eat too much sweet. It feels like an addiction, I can't go half the day without having something sweet. When I have coffee, which is not often, I have to put at least 7 tablespoons of sugar in my cup so I could like it. It's the same with lemonade and other things that require sugar. It's not boredom because I could very well grab other kinds of foods, like salty ones, when I'm bored, but I only crave sugar. I know it's not healthy, but at least I exercise often so it's not as bad I guess. Still, I wish there was some kind of suppressant that would supress my sugar addiction.
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:10 PM
 
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Yeast overgrowth has NOTHING to do with carbohydrate craving.

Um, actually, sugar craving is a strong sign of candidiasis, aka yeast overgrowth. The yeast feeds on the sugar, and you crave more and more to feed the yeast.

Anyone who feels abnormally lethargic, craves carbs, has taken antibiotics, has digestive difficulties, has yeast infections/thrush/athlete's foot, etc, should consider a possible yeast overgrowth.
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:41 PM
 
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Actually, sugar triggers the same receptors in your brain as opiates, so it is addictive. That is likely why you have a "sweet tooth."

Sugar Addiction 101 (http://ezinearticles.com/?Sugar-Addiction-101&id=859565 - broken link)

If you had diabetes and ate a LOT of sugar, you would likely have really negative health effects, so this really isn't a sign of diabetes. On the other hand, eating this much sugar can CAUSE diabetes, so you really need to be careful, especially if it runs in your family
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Old 06-16-2008, 06:11 PM
 
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Um, actually, sugar craving is a strong sign of candidiasis, aka yeast overgrowth. The yeast feeds on the sugar, and you crave more and more to feed the yeast.

Anyone who feels abnormally lethargic, craves carbs, has taken antibiotics, has digestive difficulties, has yeast infections/thrush/athlete's foot, etc, should consider a possible yeast overgrowth.

Um, no sugar craving is not a sign of candidiasis....it is an unproven fringe theory with no basis in science. There is no such condition as "yeast overgrowth"


Dubious "Yeast Allergies"
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