I fully understand your skepticism about honey and Diabetes, but please let me share some information with you below which will help you understand this unusual paradox and why honey is actually beneficial for most disease-states including Diabetes.
Honey bee honey is a viscous solution containing various molecules, including fructose and glucose (80–85%); water (15–17%); ash (0.2%); proteins and amino acids (0.1–0.4%) and trace amounts of enzymes, vitamins and other substances, such as phenolic compounds. However, honey composition varies depending on the types of plants from which the bee consumes nectar. Nevertheless, nearly all honey worldwide contains similar types of phenolic acids, including caffeic, ellagic, ferulic and p-coumaric acids; flavonoids, such as apigenin, chrysin, galangin, hesperetin, kaempferol, pinocembrin and quercetin; and antioxidants, such as tocopherols, ascorbic acid, superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), and reduced glutathione (GSH). Each constituent has unique nutritional and medicinal properties, and the components act synergistically, lending honey utility in a variety of applications [ from diseases of the gut to fertility and cancer] .
A recent evidence review by Erejuwa et al (2012), suggests that honey is a novel anti-diabetic agent as it exerts positive effects in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT), on the gut microbiota, in the liver, in the pancreas, effects that could improve glycemic control and metabolic derangements. You can read more here: scopus.com/record/display.u...
Additional fun-honey facts:
Honey contains The "super-food" bee pollen: which is considered as one of nature’s most complete nourishing foods and contains nearly all the nutrients required by humans. They are are rich in proteins (approximately 40% ), free amino acids, minerals, vitamins, including B-complex, and folic acid.
Honey contains Propolis : which is a resinous mixture that bees collect from tree buds and apply to seal and varnish the honeycombs. It has been the focus of a large number of research as an anti-fungal, antiviral and antimicrobial substance. As well as a great emollient for healing wounds and burns, an antioxidant, a great treatment for allergies and a possible remedy for cancer prevention.
Further reading on honey and its effects on Beta diseased cells: [ sciencedirect.com/science/a...]
Hope the above helps
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Disclaimer: I don't work for/with any honey producing company : )