The list of foods that cause diabetes does not only include carbohydrates. Trans fats and saturated fats in margarine are also included. Margarine is often used as a substitute for butter, but it is made from vegetable oils instead of dairy. In the process of making margarine, fats are hydrogenated and transformed into trans fats, a type of unsaturated fatty acid that increases shelf life and improves the taste.
However, trans fats are not common in nature, and our bodies can’t handle them appropriately. Thus, they lead to hypercholesterolemia and increase our systemic inflammation. At the end of the metabolic chain, margarine contributes to increasing the risk of diabetes.