Does craving sweets mean I have diabetes?
November 19th, 2010
05:53 PM ET

Does craving sweets mean I have diabetes?

Too embarrassed to ask your doctor about sex, body quirks, or the latest celeb health fad? In a regular feature and a new book, "What the Yuck?!," Health magazine medical editor Dr. Roshini Raj tackles your most personal and provocative questions. Send 'em to Dr. Raj at whattheyuck@health.com.

Q: I've been craving sweets lately. Could that mean I have diabetes?

A: Nope. Craving sugar is not one of the symptoms of diabetes or hyperglycemia (too much blood glucose). Symptoms to look for are frequent urination, excessive thirst, fatigue, weight loss, and blurry vision. If you skip meals often, you may be experiencing hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. When your blood sugar starts to dip, you naturally long for a sugary snack to get it back up.

To break the cravings cycle, stick to three or more healthy meals a day—no skipping! Blowing off a meal can cause your blood sugar to drop and your body to seek a sugary solution.

Roshini Raj, M.D., is Health magazine’s medical editor and co-author of “What the Yuck?!.” Board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine, Raj is also an assistant professor of medicine at New York University Medical Center and a contributor on the “Today” show.

Copyright Health Magazine 2011

soundoff (694 Responses)
  1. Internet Marketing Agency

    Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon every day. It will always be helpful to read through articles from other writers and use something from other websites.


    June 24, 2021 at 12:08 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Social Media Marketing Agencies


    June 24, 2021 at 12:26 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. camper trailer repair near me


    June 24, 2021 at 17:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Sprinter Repair Costa Mesa

    Everything is very open with a precise description of the challenges. It was truly informative. Your site is very helpful. Thanks for sharing!


    June 24, 2021 at 18:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. RV Repair San Clemente California


    June 24, 2021 at 18:43 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. orange shop near me


    June 24, 2021 at 20:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Sprinter Repair Orange County


    June 25, 2021 at 00:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. seats near me


    June 25, 2021 at 01:44 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. body shop supplies lemon grove


    June 25, 2021 at 02:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. dump truck paint schemes


    June 25, 2021 at 03:51 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Sprinter Repair Near Me


    June 25, 2021 at 08:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. RV Repair


    June 25, 2021 at 10:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Laissez Faire Leadership


    June 25, 2021 at 10:37 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. RV Repairs Near Me

    An intriguing discussion is definitely worth comment. There's no doubt that that you need to publish more about this topic, it might not be a taboo matter but generally people don't talk about such issues. To the next! Best wishes!!


    June 25, 2021 at 10:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. RV Repair Shops Near Me Now


    June 25, 2021 at 15:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Dorethea Ekmark


    June 25, 2021 at 18:53 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. RV Repair Nearby


    June 25, 2021 at 22:02 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. RV Parts And Repair Near Me


    June 26, 2021 at 01:53 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. RV Plumbing Repair Near Me


    June 26, 2021 at 03:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. RV Repair Shops Near Me

    I have to thank you for the efforts you've put in penning this website. I'm hoping to check out the same high-grade content by you later on as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own website now 😉


    June 26, 2021 at 04:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Florentina Zerom

    I blog often and I truly appreciate your information. Your article has really peaked my interest. I'm going to take a note of your blog and keep checking for new information about once a week. I opted in for your Feed as well.


    June 26, 2021 at 05:02 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Loan Ternullo

    What blogging website had the least invasive ads for free-account users?


    June 26, 2021 at 10:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. RV Repair Service Near Me


    June 26, 2021 at 11:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. RV Repair Shops Near My Location


    June 26, 2021 at 14:12 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Leadership In Spanish

    Great article! We will be linking to this great article on our site. Keep up the good writing.


    June 26, 2021 at 17:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. dark horse podcast

    Having read this I believed it was very informative. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this article together. I once again find myself spending way too much time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worth it!


    June 26, 2021 at 19:15 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Leadership Defined

    You are so awesome! I do not believe I've read through anything like this before. So nice to find someone with genuine thoughts on this issue. Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This website is one thing that is needed on the internet, someone with a little originality!


    June 26, 2021 at 19:16 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Global Leadership Summit

    May I simply just say what a relief to uncover an individual who genuinely understands what they're talking about on the web. You definitely know how to bring a problem to light and make it important. A lot more people ought to check this out and understand this side of your story. I was surprised that you're not more popular because you definitely possess the gift.


    June 26, 2021 at 21:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. best true crime podcast

    bookmarked!!, I love your web site!


    June 26, 2021 at 22:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Masters In Organizational Leadership

    I must thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this website. I am hoping to view the same high-grade blog posts from you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my very own site now 😉


    June 26, 2021 at 23:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Podcast Leadership Development

    Howdy! This article couldnít be written much better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I most certainly will send this information to him. Fairly certain he's going to have a very good read. I appreciate you for sharing!


    June 27, 2021 at 00:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Definition Of Leadership

    Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Thanks, However I am going through difficulties with your RSS. I donít know the reason why I cannot join it. Is there anybody having the same RSS problems? Anyone that knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanx!!


    June 27, 2021 at 01:47 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Leadership Minor Uf


    June 27, 2021 at 07:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Leadership Qualities

    You should be a part of a contest for one of the best sites on the net. I'm going to recommend this blog!


    June 27, 2021 at 09:29 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Teenage Leadership


    June 27, 2021 at 11:12 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Good Leadership Qualities


    June 27, 2021 at 13:26 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. RV Repair Huntington Beach


    June 27, 2021 at 15:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. RV Repairs Near Me

    Your style is unique compared to other people I have read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark this blog.


    June 27, 2021 at 15:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Nearest RV Repair


    June 27, 2021 at 15:15 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. RV Repair Shops Near Me


    June 27, 2021 at 18:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Rv Wrap Shop

    Howdy! I simply wish to give you a big thumbs up for the excellent information you have got here on this post. I am coming back to your web site for more soon.


    June 27, 2021 at 19:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. RV Repair Shop Near Me

    Howdy! This post could not be written much better! Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I am going to send this post to him. Pretty sure he's going to have a very good read. Many thanks for sharing!


    June 27, 2021 at 19:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Van Repair Shop

    Pretty! This was an incredibly wonderful article. Thank you for providing these details.


    June 28, 2021 at 00:27 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Sprinter Repair Shops Near Me


    June 28, 2021 at 04:36 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Sprinter Vanrooftop A/C Leak Repair

    bookmarked!!, I love your website!


    June 28, 2021 at 05:54 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. Van Technician


    June 28, 2021 at 10:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Sprinter Van Technician Shop


    June 28, 2021 at 13:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. RV Repair Near My Location


    June 28, 2021 at 15:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  49. sv388

    Hi there everybody, here every one is sharing such know-how, so it's nice to read this web site, and I used to pay a visit this weblog everyday.

    June 28, 2021 at 15:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Sprinter Repair Shop Near Me


    June 28, 2021 at 16:55 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

About this blog

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.