For as long as there has been research to cure diabetes, there have been people who believe that a cure will never happen because treating this disease is simply far too profitable. Those who believe in this so-called "conspiracy theory" are convinced that pharma companies have a vested interest in keeping diabetes around as long as possible because peddling their treatments is far bigger business than a cure could ever be.
His medical school training only allows him to respond to the word treatment.
Back when I was in the trade, I read a great line: “jaundice is a symptom, not a diagnosis.” Headaches and backaches are a bit the same. Perhaps the cluster of signs and symptoms we’ve called type 2 diabetes, and have treated as if this was a diagnosis, are actually related problems of related diseases but not the same disease. If this article is right, the standardized treatment protocol will only be appropriate in some cases.
“Idiopathic hyperglycemia” is not, in my opinion, word salad. It’s a proposed alternative terminology to try to understand and describe the syndrome better.
If you are an American diabetic, your physician will never tell you that most diabetes is curable. In fact, if you even mention the cure word around him, he will likely become upset and irrational.