According to WHO, for an adult of normal BMI should consume 25 gm or 6 teaspoons of sugar daily. This is about 5 % of daily average caloric intake for an adult of normal BMI. To put things in perspective, a can of regular soda contains about 40gm of sugar (10% of daily caloric intake)!!
Both diabetes and obesity (hence diabesity) share the same underlying causes (genetic makeup and unhealthy lifestyle) and this require the same treatment. They are 100% preventable and, in some cases, entirely reversible. The risk of diabetes escalates with the degree of excess weight. Therefore, the prevention of weight gain in people with diabetes as well