Are you suggesting then that all diabetics have been addicted to carbs? I certainly was unhappy when I was monitoring and worrying about my bg's too much and at last appt with consultant.... Since relaxing and moderating how much I was doing this I was told I was their best patient.....but smokers, drinkers and gamblers etc are all addicts..... How can diabetics that care for their health by being living moderately the vast majority of their D life's (mine nigh on 30 years) be compared to an addict? I am not saying to stop everything for a day.....and go back to drugs, alchohol etc, but just relax for a day.... Or for any special occasion.. But mostly my concern is the ever increasing statistics of more diabetics, and of course the inxreasing qty of persons that are dying from diabetes, but I am pretty much certain that if the percentages were worked out that the actual percentages are lowering. We all die of something... At some point.. Thats living..i'd rather die happy knowing that I've had a few excesses in my moderate living life.