It shouldn't be surprising to anyone paying attention that so many people will have diabetes by 2050. The American diet is loaded with carbohydrates which the body breaks down into blood sugar. America is getting fat, sick and diabetic and the blame – aside from lack of personal responsibility – can be placed on corn subsidies, or rather, government intervention in the market.
With the government subsidizing corn, corn syrup replaced real sugar as the sweetener in most products. You can't count five foods in a modern grocery store without finding some form of corn products. Public schools can't teach kids to read so why do we expect government food subsidy programs to prevent starvation or down-on-their-luck farmers.
The intention of government programs always comes with a huge unforeseen and extremely negative effect. Of course subsidizing corn made a lot of food cheaper. However it resulted in destroying the diet for Americans with subsidized addictive fake sugar.
Let me explain this vicious cycle caused by government intervention. The American tax payer pays into corn subsidies, which in turn makes Americans fat, which in turn costs the American tax payer in medical bills. Americans are effectively paying to give each other diabetes, and then pay for covering medical costs associated with diabetes. Good job America.
As this well written article said: avoid sugars and starches, check the glycemic index and exercise. Good luck.