i think it`s quite clear that Sugar itself is the main reason why diabetes will born.Ever hear about professor John Yodkin ? This man was way ahead of he`s time, in 1972 he publicly announce that Sugar is poison to human body, well as you can imagine , the big money did not like at all of that stuff as it would cost to them a lot money, dont remember the details but if i remember something they hunt him down ...and so the story itself was buried...the money VS human health end up like 6-0 , and well look around, there an epidemic of diabetes and all kind of nasty diseases becouse the sugar, coca cola have never care a shit of the health issues Sugar or now days also aspartam couse.
John yodkin is a forgotten hero, he should got nobel or something butt...
Even the early doctors did btw know that the only way to really treat diabetes was low sugar diet, then it surprice surprice come to forgotten ....enter the big pharma insulin business.
i have myself some black molasses if i need some sugar taste, but for diabetes person, not sure ,maybe not good at first ,but later ok . I believe sugar in many forms are like poison, not sure thought about the all variations, maybe there is a healthy version, but i have some doubt about it.