It is a common claim that drinking excess soda of any type can result in Type 2 Diabetes. In my experience when I have seen these claims made it is without regard to the type of soda (sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, diet, etc.). Rather, there seems to be a belief that too much soda of any kind will result in Type 2 Diabetes.
Examples of some such claims:
The people who make the claim seem to believe that it holds for all types of soda, regardless of if HFCS, sugar or Aspartame is used. All sodas regardless of sweetener used have some common ingredients such as additives, colors and artificial flavors, which may be the source of the belief.
Is there any ingredient common to all types of sodas that may be a factor in the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes when consumed in excess?
Do the ingredients common to many sodas, when combined and consumed in excess, pose a greater risk in causing diabetes than singularly?