“SUGAR” is a Treatment for people with Type 1 Diabetes –“SUGAR” Does Not Cause Diabetes


SUGAR” is a Treatment for people with Type 1 Diabetes –“SUGAR” Does Not Cause Diabetes.

Don’t you just hate when someone says “Sugar causes diabetes” or too much sugar in your diet caused your diabetes?

Type 1 Diabetes is a little less complicated to explain than Type 2 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease. For some unknown reason the person with type 1 diabetes has had their own antibodies attack and kill the insulin making eyelets in their pancreas because their immune system has mistakenly seen their pancreas as a foreign body to be killed.

Nothing a person did has caused it, and there is absolutely nothing a person can do to get rid of, reverse, or cure it. Luckily Insulin injected will keep that person alive, but without insulin they would die.

You can be diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at any age, from birth to a ripe old age.

SUGAR FACT: a person with type 1 diabetes needs sugar as a treatment if or when their blood glucose drops too low. Without that sugar at that crucial point in time, they would die…….

In short SUGAR is a life saver to a person with type 1 diabetes.


Type 2 Diabetes happens because a person has become insulin resistant, meaning their body doesn’t use insulin as well as it should do, or in some cases their body doesn’t produce enough insulin.

Type 2 Diabetes Can happen for many reasons, yes being overweight and not being active can help you develop type 2 diabetes. BUT NOT SUGAR!

The cause of being overweight due to food is the kinds of foods that have a lot of carbohydrate and fat in them. In other words those potatoes and breads are just as much to blame as your chocolate bar for the fact that you have developed type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes can also be caused by treatments for cancer or having polycystic ovaries, it can also be genetic. Type 2 diabetes can be hereditary, so some people have a greater chance of developing it no matter what they do.

Type 2 diabetes can also be drug induced by corticosteroids, diuretics, beta blockers, antipsychotics and statins.

In short the next time you think of judging someone who has type 2 diabetes, JUST DONT, because you really don’t know what has caused them to have type 2 diabetes.

A person with type 2 diabetes can be treated with a change of diet, and/or oral medications, and/or insulin. But a person with type 2 diabetes injecting insulin has not become a type 1 diabetic. Type 2 diabetes never turns into type 1 diabetes.


For those who think diabetes is caused by an unhealthy lifestyle let me clarify a couple of things.

I have type 1 diabetes. It’s an autoimmune disease. Nothing I did, or didn’t do caused it and nothing I do will cure it. There’s is currently no cure for Type 1 diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes happens because our own antibodies attack and destroy an organ in the body. it’s an autoimmune response where antibodies that normally fight disease mistake a part of our body

(the pancreas in this case) as foreign and attack to destroy it.

When those antibodies attack the insulin-producing islets in the pancreas we stop producing insulin so we need to inject or pump it.

Without insulin a person with type 1 diabetes would die. At present it is not known what causes this to happen, and there is no cure.

A person with Type 1 diabetes MUST inject or pump insulin to stay alive.

There are many factors that contribute to a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes so pre judgment of a lifestyle choice is unfair at very least.

A person with Type 2 diabetes, while still producing their own insulin for various reasons their body cannot use it correctly or efficiently.

These people are generally treated with oral medications and sometimes with insulin injections.

Davina Lyon

Co-Founder of Diabetes T One & A Diabetes Life





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