No, carbohydrates do not cause diabetes. Even pure sugar does not cause diabetes. One of the primary causes of type II diabetes is fat in the form of intramyocellular lipid accumulation within muscle cells and eventually in the pancreas itself.
Genetics play a role but the genes involved can be influenced (epigenetics) by dietary and other lifestyle interventions. Other factors such as obesity, stress, lack of exercise and a damaged gut micro-biome can also contribute to the onset of diabetes. Type II diabetes can be successfully treated by correcting these issues. Read more . . .