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Essentially, sugar diabetes or sugar sickness is the same thing as Type 2 diabetes, just by a different name. What’s interesting is that this name obviously came from the false assumption that diabetes is caused by eating too much sugar.
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Most of us need to eat twice as many vegetables as we do. But all vegetables are not created equal.
Type 2 diabetes is also sometimes called Diabetes 2 and is often referred to as sugar diabetes.
These days, doctors and scientists have proven that Type 2 diabetes is not linked to how much sugar you eat but is closely linked to your diet, so perhaps the old name wasn’t too far off!
Calorie labeling will soon be available in restaurant chains with 20 or more establishments and you can ask managers to provide the information in local restaurants. A diet full of fatty and processed foods (like fast food), refined carbohydrates (like white bread and white rice) and without much wholegrains (like wholewheat bread) and fresh fruit and vegetables can lead to Type 2 diabetes. Fresh tomatoes or canned tomatoes with no salt added are healthier choices than tomatoes cooked into pizza and spaghetti sauce which are typically high in sodium.
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