FBPixel Should diabetes be renamed to Sugar Inflammation Syndrome? - David Perlmutter M.D.

Should diabetes be renamed to Sugar Inflammation Syndrome?

While inflammation is certainly a troubling consequence of diabetes, perhaps an even more sinister consequence is a dramatic increase in the production of damaging free radicals, a situation called oxidative stress. This damages protein, fat, mitochondria, and even our DNA. So I guess one could consider naming it Sugar Inflammation Oxidative Stress Syndrome, but let’s just stay with diabetes for now.