Orange juice, despite its high caloric load of sugars, appears to be a healthy food for diabetics due to its high content of flavonoids.
These flavanoids suppress destructive oxygen free radicals -- also known as reactive oxygen species, or ROS. An overabundance of free radicals can damage all components of the cell, including proteins, fats and DNA, contributing to the development of many chronic diseases, including heart disease and stroke as well as diabetes.
Hence since you are still young, you can always continue to drink orange juice and not worry about it causing diabetes.
There isn't a specific food that is going to bring on diabetes. It's your overall diet, lifestyle, and genetics. People used to think that too much sugar caused diabetes, but now we know better.
If you want to give yourself the best chance of preventing Type 2 diabetes, eat a healthy diet overall with plenty of fiber (but you don't have to be crazy strict about it like you already have diabetes), keep yourself at a healthy weight, and exercise.
Also, get regular physicals and blood tests, that way if you become borderline or pre-diabetic in the future, your doctor will know and possibly put you on medication to prevent it from progressing (along with lifestyle changes).
Diet and Exercise is very important in all fornms of diabtes. Mostly People skip breakfast as a measure to control their weight. Research shows that eating breakfast can actually help you maintain a healthy body weight.
Cutting out all sugar is almost impossible to stick to, as natural sugars can be found in foods such as fruits and vegetables. so don't worry you take daily orange juice.
If you are worried about consuming large amounts of sugar that may be in your store bought orange juice, try to make your own from scratch so you can control how much sugar is in it. I understand that it takes time, but maintaining good health deserves some time.
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