Should diabetics eat any sugar?
The answer to this question depends on two things: what kind of
sugar, and what kind of diabetes.
If you mean processed sugar, than there's no need to ever eat
that, really. You can choose to in moderation (talk to your doctor
about the best time of day or circumstance for you), but your body
has no need for processed (white) sugar, and it's really not
helpful for anyone's body.
If you mean natural sugars, than yes, your body needs them.
However, your body can make them just fine from healthier forms of
carbohydrates like whole-grains and fiber-rich fruit (eaten again,
As for the second question (what kind of diabetes), it matters
greatly if you are a type-1 on insulin or a type-2 (who might be
diet-controlled, medicine-controlled, or perhaps on insulin to help
control). Type-1s really should limit their white-sugar intake to
right before exercise. Type-2s should work it into their meal