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I hardly ate sugar as a kid and through my early adult life, so am confused as to why I might have developed type 2 diabetes. What are other foods, reasons or triggers that can cause type 2 or other related conditions of the blood sugar?
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    Friday, September 14 2012, 09:30 AM - #permalink
    Hi John, there are a lot of carbohydrates that work just the same on a diabetic and find their way in what might be considered healthy food. There are genetic reasons as well. I would look at foods you regularly consumed and investigate the break down of carbs in those meals. Also look into the different processing of carbohydrates. Whole foods are much better than grains that have been processed. This processing makes them easier to digest and more like a sugar as for their impact to your body. Wheat and corn are culprits as to being highly processed. This processing gives them better shelf life and allows them to become fillers to any meal. It is not much different than adding sugar in the same quantity to your food. So most breads, tortilla's, mashed potatoes and cereals can be common high carb items on the menu. I have even seen healthy meals and drinks using high amounts of carb products so it tastes better.

    You have to remember, your food is only as good as the worst ingredients.
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