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Question Icon Eating lots of candy and desserts make it more likely that you will develop diabetes.

 


Question Icon Everyone who has diabetes has to get shots every day.

 


Question Icon Kids are more likely than anyone else to get diabetes.  

 

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Eating a lot of sugar doesn't make you get diabetes. Any kind of carbohydrate you eat turns into glucose, or blood sugar, in the body, even if it's not a food that is sweet. Being overweight does increase your chance of developing diabetes, though, so that's one more reason why it's good to try to stick mostly to foods like fruits, vegetables, lean meat and dairy products, and save the sweets for special occasions.

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Eating a lot of sugar doesn't make you get diabetes. Any kind of carbohydrate you eat turns into glucose, or blood sugar, in the body, even if it's not a food that is sweet. Being overweight does increase your chance of developing diabetes, though, so that's one more reason why it's good to try to stick mostly to foods like fruits, vegetables, lean meat and dairy products, and save the sweets for special occasions.

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Many medicines that people with diabetes take are pills just like you'd take for any other disease. Eating regular, well-balanced meals and keeping active also helps many diabetics keep their disease under control. Sometimes, though, only shots of insulin (the hormone that helps control blood sugar) can help keep someone's blood sugar balanced - about 35 % of diabetics, including everyone who has Type 1 diabetes, need insulin shots every day.

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Many medicines that people with diabetes take are pills just like you'd take for any other disease. Eating regular, well-balanced meals and keeping active also helps many diabetics keep their disease under control. Sometimes, though, only shots of insulin (the hormone that helps control blood sugar) can help keep someone's blood sugar balanced - about 35 % of diabetics, including everyone who has Type 1 diabetes, need insulin shots every day.

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It's estimated that less than one percent of kids have diabetes - about one in every four or five hundred kids. Overall in the United States, about six percent of people have the disease, and most people with diabetes are over 50. But, until the last decade or so, it was very rare to see someone under 35 with type 2 diabetes. Now, doctors are seeing a lot more kids with this kind of diabetes. That's one reason why you hear a lot about kids and diabetes lately - people are trying to figure out why kids are suddenly getting this kind of the disease. Doctors think it's probably because kids get less exercise, and are more likely to be overweight, than before.

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It's estimated that less than one percent of kids have diabetes - about one in every four or five hundred kids. Overall in the United States, about six percent of people have the disease, and most people with diabetes are over 50. But, until the last decade or so, it was very rare to see someone under 35 with type 2 diabetes. Now, doctors are seeing a lot more kids with this kind of diabetes. That's one reason why you hear a lot about kids and diabetes lately - people are trying to figure out why kids are suddenly getting this kind of the disease. Doctors think it's probably because kids get less exercise, and are more likely to be overweight, than before.

 

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