Type 2 diabetes myths are a nice way to say lies and misconceptions, which are either medical deception or stupidity. As, I see it this is probably a little of each. With an estimated 366 million of people worldwide who have this condition you would think there would be a better understanding of what causes it. The pharmaceutical companies have tried different medications to halt the disease. Notice how well that is working. Diabetes Epidemic The International Diabetes Federation described the number of cases as “staggering,” every seven seconds one person succumbs to this condition.