+1 to all pianomans questions. I know that it's dangerous to extrapolate from anecdotal evidence, but speaking as an overweight T2 diabetic, I spent most of last 20 years following a "low fat diet", in a vain attempt to control my weight. I wonder how many of us were really exposed to "too much" dietry fat pre-diagnosis? For me, and lots of others, if you were overweight and cared about losing it, then you tried to avoid fatty foods wherever possible (but stayed fat anyway). With the proliferation of "low-fat" products in the shops and the "low-fat" indocrination that I've suffered all my adult life, I find it difficult to get enough fat in my low-carb diet, and I'm eating a lot more now than I ever did before I was diagnosed.