I've been harping about the health dangers of high fructose corn syrup to all my friends and acquaintances and I've got them all reading food labels (be sure to take a magnifying glass if you don't have perfect vision -- in fact, some ingredient labels are difficult to read with 20/20 vision).
All my friends are asking now, "Why is high fructose corn syrup in everything?" They even add to things that don't make sense. A friend bought some croissants from the grocery bakery, got them home, and then read guess what on the food label... yep, you guessed it, high fructose corn syrup which I've been calling, "high freakin' corn syrup!"
It's in almost every processed food products you pick up now. Frozen foods, especially frozen pizza and other frozen "junk food," ready made sauces, condiments, bakery goods, take out hot food, deli food, lunch meat, juices, candy, cookies, and even foods labeled as "natural" the food manufacturers often sneak it in!
I did an informal survey of ice cream and found it in EVERY BRAND except the organic stuff and Haagen Dazs! WOW! This included the expensive brands with their cool marketing containers!
Don't let the food industry fool you - they KNOW high fructose corn syrup is harmful, despite those pitiful commercials put out by the Corn Refiners Association that almost everyone scoffs at (thank goodness).
So, WHY WHY WHY do they keep poisoning our food with the stuff?
High fructose is dirt cheap compared to real sugar (table sugar/corn sugar/beet sugar)!
This is due in large part to the Federal Government subsidizing corn growers to the tune of $40 BILLION a year! They can sell it cheap because it doesn't cost them much to grow it with all that federal money supplementing the process. Plus, the Government has placed tariffs on the import of cane sugar.
There are some other advantages too such as being easy to transport and work with since it is a liquid. It also keeps preservative cookies, as I call them, and cakes moist.... BUT by far the biggest factor is the bottom line.... food manufacturers want a high profit margin.
If want to cure diabetes, you need to eliminate this stuff from your diet entirely. This means eliminating most processed foods (unless they are labeled as organic) and reading food labels very carefully before you buy. You also need a detailed guide on what else you should be eliminating and what else you should be adding to your diet. Here is the best resource I have found for this. It contains information you will not find anywhere else on the net and it will tell you how to cure diabetes.