Is there anyone else out there who is facing resistance to being on a LCHF diet? So far today, 3 works colleagues (all teachers!) have given me this lecture, when declining rice with my meal! Apparently one knows because she "planned her diabetic dad's meals!" I have tried explaining that there is more than 1 school of thought, as well as masses of scientific evidence but to no avail. My sister-in-law thinks I'm arrogant for not following the advice of the diabetic nurse from hell's advice "it will get progressively worse and you need to eat more carbs." When I pointed out that there is a doctor in Sweden with a health blog who checks out and advices this diet to his patients, I was greeted with the response "oh so you found it on the internet" and "you don't live in Sweden" nothing like a bit ofxenophobia! Conversation with diabetic nurse went as follows: -Aren't rice, potatoes, bread and pasta carbohydrate which turn to sugar in my stomach and then increase the sugar levels in my system? Why, as a diabetic would I want to do that? -That's why you need to eat slow release carbs. -Won't that have the same effect? -No. You will have used all the energy up before it gets into your system. -Thought that blood sugar was carried to my cells by insulin then used as energy? -Right. I am referring you onto the diabetic nurse at the hospital. -Can I have a blood sugar monitor? -No you don't need one. The tablets bring your bs down. -didn't you just tell me that different foods affect my bs and that it was trial and error as to what would work for me so therefore I would need to test before and after meals. -Like I said, the tablets bring your bs down and we don't give a monitor unless you are on insulin. -Doesn't this contradict Nice? No response(Stoney faced silence) - I have lost 4lbs. -that would be the diabetes! Conversation went downhill from here. Thank you for letting me rant!