I have diabetes type 2 and control it with food. The last 3 years I take no sugar, fructose or any processed or artificial sweeteners, except a little raw honey with Ceylon cinnamon occasionally. No sweets, no cakes, no sugar or sweetener in my coffee and tea. Also I avoid carbs like pasta, rice, etc. and when I have a small quantity is always whole grain. I eat porridge in the morning with added husks, flaxseed and turmeric.
My glucose levels are down to 5.6 (100) and feel great. I have two medical tests every year with clean results.
I would recommend to all to cut off sugar and substitutes, eat a lot of greens, multicolour fresh salads, legumes, fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, cod), and fat free meat such as chicken or turkey breast. Stay clear of processed foods, ham, etc., and go easy on fruit because it is fructose-rich. Lastly, if you are over 40-50, you don't need much milk but of you have to have it, have skimmed os semi skimmed. Organic, live yogurt is good.