Common Misconceptions

Common Misconceptions

Common Misconceptions

A pretty common myth is that diabetes occurs when someone eats too much sugar. Eating too much sugar isn’t good for anybody because sugar is one of those things with “empty calories.” Eating sugar can indirectly cause diabetes because the biggest cause of type 2 diabetes is being overweight. If someone’s eating too much sugar, they can be more likely to be overweight but sugar itself is not really the cause of type 2 diabetes.

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Merri Pendergrass, MD


Board Certified Endocrinologist
Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine
Director of the Adult Diabetes Program

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