As one who has been type 2 diabetes for last 30 years plus; I couldn't agree more.
I have had fortune to learn better knowledge and tools like cgms in the last 6 years of my life that have been key to my surviving and rescuing my butt after a stroke and running blood glucose numbers too high.
Diabetes is not a religion with bunch of high priests running around with incomplete and wrong information like their leading a church congregation.
As you so eloquently point out far too much updated knowledge and cure possibilities sit locked in wood cases in the Indiana Jones Government warehouse going nowhere and collecting dust while type 2's rot out.
I had my stroke in 2007 and spent much time researching work done by Salk institute, University Upon Tyne - Dr Roy Taylor and his MRI spectography tools watching real time as pancreas and livers recovered from being on tight diets as is done with those on Bariatric surgery.
The Salk Institute in 2007 and earlier had done extensive work on metformin indicating they felt is shutting down excessive liver glucose secretion. I actually watched its effect on a cgms I was dam lucky to have that seemed to show that metformin acted this way.
It was not till 6 years later in January 2013 that a american and french group proved conclusively thru lab work, metformin did in fact work on the liver and bypassed the ampk chain to directly stop excessive liver glucose release.
6 damn years after Salk had done its work. What kind of crap is this?
Today the most popular diabetes pill medicine out there is metformin - no kidding;
and there is no such thing as a liver leak. I put up with crap and rude comments from websites and self appointed experts mouthing off theories as if they were solid facts and findings and I was an idiot!
The other insane joke is there is only one organ - the pancreas and its islets. Yes a very important one. Yet the human body chemical plant is a very complex multi-organ multi hormone system all running with multiple first in first out Fifos and intermediate storage of glucose to make possible that a human would have a fighting chance in a heart beat to escape the saber tooth tiger looking for a fast lunch/meal. That means that pancreas, liver, kidneys, intestines, skeletal muscles as well as diet and exercise all play key roles in keeping blood glucose under control. To suggest otherwise and maintain a view - just add insulin and more if necessary is an inadequate view of the human body!
So best wishes adn comments from the heart and wish you best of health.