Has anyone ever heard of a link between butter intake and diabetes?

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Simon's Dad
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   Posted 6/7/2009 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I just had someone tell me that eating butter can lead to diabetes.

I don't believe them but want to see if anyone had ever come across this on any web sites or message boards.

I can't imagine where this person got this idea but I'd like to run it down to a source if possible.

Of course, it may be something that this person came up with by themselves.

I understand that butter could play a part in obesity which can contribute to Type 2 diabetes, but I was told that simply eating butter will cause diabetes.

My experience with diabetes is the past nine years treating four diabetic cats and in that time I've learned a lot about the disease and the physiology involved.

I cannot think of any way that butter could bring on diabetes. Certainly it contains a lot of saturated fat which everyone should eat a minimum of, but how could it cause diabetes?

I can't think of any way.

As to fat in general - I had a heart attack on November 10, 2002 and watch my fat intake daily.
See our site about diabetic cats at www.sugarcatsimon.com

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Lanie G
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   Posted 6/7/2009 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
No, butter does not lead to diabetes.  Fats, along with protein and fiberous food in the diet, actually help keep the diabetic's blood sugar from spiking too much.  rolleyes    There's one born every minute; don't be one of them!
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds

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