god I really wish people weren’t so fucking judgmental and cruel towards diabetic people who still eat a lot of sugar. partially because it’s not their business, and because how much they clearly don’t understand how diabetes works.
In case you didn’t know, diabetes is when, for whatever reason, your body doesn’t have enough insulin. Both types of diabetes can be caused by many things- genetics are the largest deciding factor, but it can also be influenced by things like autoimmune and diseases stress (and things that cause stress, like poverty or being a minority). It is a myth that you can give yourself diabetes by eating sugar, and a myth that you can stop it by dieting.
Type 1 happens when your body can’t make enough/any insulin, and type two happens when your cells become insulin resistant and there isn’t enough going around.
But what is insulin, and what does it do? Insulin is a hormone your body produces to aid in absorbing glucose (sugar) in your blood, allowing it to enter your cells and provide energy needed to live. This means that when there is no insulin, or insulin resistance is high enough, your cells can’t absorb glucose. This is essentially the same as starving, because your cells aren’t getting any energy. This causes not just a blood glucose to rise (which itself can cause damage to your body), but also makes you body slam the hunger button and craving for sugar- because it wants energy as fast as possible. Going through this repeatedly (a constant occurrence for many diabetics) is also super stressful on the body, and prompts it to want to gain weight as a survival strategy against starving.
So yeah no shit diabetic people often crave sugar and are often fat- their body is desperately trying to make sure they survive ✌️
non diabetics super encouraged to read and rb btw just please don’t derail or be disrespectful