Sugar Causes Diabetes

The over-consumption of sugar in our society is the major contributing factor to diabetes.  It’s astounding how much sugar we eat and drink.  It’s so common-place that most people feel they’ve had a victory when they cut back.

Unfortunately, “cutting back” for most people is one or two less sodas a day and maybe skipping a dessert.  A tally of daily sugar grams is likely to be over 300 and that’s clearly a fail.

The Sugar & Diabetes Connection

Diabetes is a health concern that’s far greater than losing weight.  As the video points out, only “one or two sugary drinks a day increases the risk of type 2 diabetes by about 25%”.

25%?!  That’s insane!

The message gets worse though, as diabetes is the cause of more than 60,000 amputations a year.

If you’re addicted to sugar, find a way to stop before it’s too late.  Diabetes is one of those conditions that sneaks up on you and one day, you just have it.  After that, you’re monitoring blood sugar levels constantly, staying away from most all sugar and hopefully not losing any limbs as a result.

Shoot for about 10-20 grams of sugar a day.  Give up soda (drink diet if you must drink it) and count your daily intake for a couple weeks.  If you’ve never counted your sugar intake before, you’ll likely shock yourself with the results.

But life past 40 is worth a little sacrifice, so replace those old habits with healthy new ones and get the most out of life!

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