It is getting increasingly hard for me to realize that Diabetes Type II is often treatable by diet, and that most people choose not to change thier diet to prevent diabetes. Avoiding refined carbohydrates and being careful with root vegetables and rice can make a significant difference in the outcome of diabetes.
The idea of Glycemic Index, (or Glycemic Load) really seems to be at the heart of this treatment. But practically it means avoiding products made from flour (Bread, Pasta and processed foods). By adding this advice to increasing the plants in the diet (like the DASH diet) significant benefit could be seen in Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke and likely Arthritis. Hard to believe that simple advice is so hard to follow considering the consequences.