Diabetes type 2 occurs in later life due to problems with the hormone insulin, which regulates blood sugar levels.
Symptoms of the condition include unexplained weight loss and blurred vision.
The other type of diabetes is type 1, which appears shortly after birth and cannot be altered with lifestyle changes.
Treatment involves medication, more regular exercise and changes to your diet.
Dr Axe recommends in his online health blog type 2 sufferers should dump vegetable oil.
The £2 product is dangerous for diabetics as it contains hydrogenated, rancid oils.
“Because these oils are processed, treated at very high temperatures, and combined with bleaching agents and artificial dyes, consuming them has been linked to many health concerns, including diabetes,” explains Dr Axe.
Other rancid oils that should be avoided include soybean, cottonseed and canola oil.
“Type 2 diabetes is a dangerous disease that can lead to many other health conditions when it’s not managed properly, including kidney disease, blindness, leg and foot amputations, nerve damage, and even death,” he adds.
Dr Axe also says you should steer clear of other foods including alcohol, conventional cow’s milk, grains and foods containing refined sugar.
“Refined sugar rapidly spikes blood glucose, and soda, fruit juice and other sugary beverages are the worst culprits.”
“Grains, especially gluten-containing grains like wheat, contain large amounts of carbohydrates that are broken down into sugar within only a few minutes of consumption,” he explains.
“Gluten can cause intestinal inflammation, and can lead to spikes in blood sugar.”
“Alcohol can dangerously increase blood sugar and lead to liver toxicity.”
Food substitutes that you could use include changing to red-topped milk, as being the best for diabetics, as recommended by Diabetes UK.
“All of us, whether we have diabetes or not, need some dairy products,” says the charity on its website.
“Some dairy foods, however, can be high in saturated fat, so choose lower-fat alternatives where you can.”
The charity recommends switching to a lower fat milk if milk is already in your diet, with the red topped skimmed, or skim if you’re in the US, milk being best for sufferers.
Red topped milk can be purchased from most UK supermarkets for the same price as other milks, including blue topped full fat milk.