It is a myth that sugar is the cause of diabetes. Dr James Anderson was able to reverse the symptoms of Type2 diabetes to the point where his patients no longer needed medication by putting them on a low-fat near vegetarian diet. There is not even circumstantial evidence that a sugar free diet could have similar results.
Dr Dean Ornish who reversed heart disease by using a similar diet, has said the link between sugar and heart disease is “weak”. Ornish argues that because sugar is often mixed in with saturated fats in the foods we eat, it is often blamed for the damage caused by saturated fats.