Fact: Sugary foods, a glass of soda and processed foods directly do not increase your risk of diabetes. All these things increase your risk of obesity, which can lead to diabetes. But eating too much sugar is not the cause of diabetes. The link between sugar and diabetes is not a simple one.
The most common form of diabetes, type 2 diabetes occurs when the body is not responsive to the amount of insulin it produces. Over time, the body is not able to make enough insulin to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Being overweight and obese or having a family history are the main causes of diabetes.