Hi there, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes on about the 29th December last year. I know I am overweight, so I've been trying to loose weight since 1st September 2015, joined Slimming World on 2nd Feb 2016, but have been trying to follow Slimming World since I was diagnosed last year starting on about the 5th Jan. I have managed to loose some weight, total to date since Sept is: 2st 3lb 12oz. This is nice. (Understatement of the year!) However I have a couple of diabetes recipe books and the recipes in there seem to be different in some respects to those on Slimming World. On Slimming World you can have as much veg and fruit as you like and you manage the other carbs like bread, milk and cheese in a very controlled way and almost totally cut out all fat you can find. Like I've totally cut out cream, and almost totally cut out butter, so you 'fry' with frylight, not oil or butter or anything like that. You cut off all the visible fat on bacon, and you weigh wholemeal bread, eggs you can have lots of, baked beans ditto... Protein is also allowed. So I can have poultry, fish and quorn etc. But I don't think I've seen flour mentioned and when I was asking if there was a SW recipe for making your own wraps - thinking this would be better for you than bought ones or than sandwiches - I was told that there isn't one because it's the flour that's bad, and in fact wraps would be worse for you than bread is. I miss my tomato, cucumber and beetroot sandwiches so much that sometimes I break out and have some anyway. In one of the Diabetes Cook Books there are recipes using: maple syrup, groundnut oil, cashew nut butter, dried apricots, white and wholemeal SR flour and good grief - magarine! isn't that full of trans fats said to be the worst fats for you? And there's lots more stuff in these books: olive oil, honey, black olives, feta cheese, avocado, cheddar cheese, (unfortunately the taste free kind), and full fat Greek Yoghurt. All of these things I used to like, and as far as I can understand (this may be completely wrong and if so I'd be delighted) these things are either frowned on or changed for stuff like sweetener, frylight sprays, fresh fruit not dried, flour isn't even mentioned, but tasteless cheddar is... unfortunately and full fat yoghurt is swapped for fat free yoghurt. So am I still eating the wrong things (as a diabetic) if I'm following Slimming World guidelines? Can I try some of those diabetes cook book recipes or not? Am I in fact cutting out too much? I don't want to stop loosing the weight, I'm thrilled with that, so what are the facts? Names of books are: "Healthy Cooking For Diabetics" and "Diabetes Recipes"