What do you class as a very low carb diet? I consider myself to have a low to moderate carb diet, i eat to my meter so know what effects my BG levels. However, i am starting insulin on Monday as have big swings in my readings. I also have very high BP,( i take medication but still have very high levels), which is being investagated and has caused me as well as the BG swings to be very ill over the past month. Needing a hospital admission over night on one occasion, several trips to the GP and various other HCPs and 3 visits to A&E the last being only yesterday. I have been told by all these HCPs to avoid salt.