Medicines don’t treat type-2 diabetes. They only treat its symptoms like insulin activity and elevated blood glucose. This doesn’t mean that they don’t have an important role, but it’s the actual disease that needs to be targeted as well. Scientific research validates the notion that type-2 diabetes can be dramatically improved by dietary (like the ketogenic diet) and other lifestyle interventions. 

Diabetes Frequently Asked Questions

What effects do maltodextrin, aspartame, etc. have on the body?
Maltodextrin is a processed starch made from things like corn, rice, potato or wheat. So it may contain gluten and is therefore best avoided. Aspartame may specifically change the sensitivity of the brain to hormones that regulate appetite. Higher aspartame consumption is associated with a dramatic increased risk for obesity and even diabetes, even though it is sugar free.
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.
What is the relationship between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease?
Becoming a diabetic will double your risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a disease for which there is no treatment. Elevated blood sugar attaches to proteins in the body and this process dramatically increases the production of both free radicals and chemicals involved in inflammation. Both of these are strongly involved in damaging the brain in Alzheimer’s as well as Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.