I recently received a letter from my GP following a routine blood test telling me that I was at risk of developing Type II Diabetis. It came as a shock because although I know I am overweight my test had always been fine before. When I spoke to the nurse she said that my level was 6 and that it showed my level over 3 months. I thought all I needed to do was lose weight (about 3 stone) and try to be more active. Over the last 6 weeks I have lost 10lbs in weight by eating a low calorie diet with lots of veg. Now I am not sure that I am doing it right. Should I also be cutting back on starchy veg such as parsnips, sweet potato, beetroot and sweetcorn? Or even cutting them out altogether. The only other carbs I am having is the occasional small amount of brown rice, a couple of pieces of potato or the odd slice of wholemeal bread. I also sometimes have homemade soup that has some potatoes in it or beetroot soup. Also what about fruit? Some days I eat a clementine or two.