I was diagnosed with Type 2 a few weeks ago. I knew it was coming eventually. The really ironic bit is that before I recently retired I managed health care food services. Duh! My doctor sent me to a group diabetes education session at the local hospital where (I kid you not) a participant finished a 1L of regular Coke and opened a second. She did not get any ribbons. Anyway the session was stuff I already knew and good information about reducing carbs. The dietician repeatedly called Type 2 "progressive" with no mention of reversing. Fortunately I'd already found the UK studies on VLCD online. Forget how I found them - maybe a link from UK Diabetes. But anyway I started the VLCD on my own using Boost. The change in fasting readings was immediate and my weight drop was spectacular. I could actually see my body changing (the avatar picture isn't Homer, it's actually the "before" me) in the mirror. Before starting this I got my doctor's ok and talked with a dietician at work. Both were ok with the diet although surprisingly the dietician had to look up the studies. I find that the UK is much more advanced in both research and resources than Canada and that Diabetes.co.uk and this forum are wonderful sources of information.