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What Are the Causes of Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented. The risk for Type 2 diabetes can be lowered through exercise and a healthy diet. The actual cause of diabetes depends on the type of diabetes you have. To some extent, it's not always clear to doctors what causes a patient's diabetes.

Read the article on US News & World Report

Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
Actually both types of diabetes are caused by increased inflammation that eventually destroys the beta cells of pancreas that produce insulin.  It is surprising that at the end of the article they didn’t mention the Joslin Diabetes Center Diet (which is virtually identical to the Zone Diet) as the best diet for treating diabetes since they are experts in diabetes treatment.

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