It has been quite a while since I last posted. My mom passed last year. I was invited to eat out with my son's family last night, to celebrate my youngest Granddaughters 6th Birthday. I was taken to Pizza Hut, where she had a great time. I encountered lots of problems in choosing a suitable meal. Ended up with just fresh salad items and a glass of water. I asked the staff if they did low carb meals as I am a type 2 diabetic. They understood gluten, wheat, dairy and other food allergies, but were very lacking in knowledge about a low carb diet. (I don't eat out very often) Even their chicken wings and ribs were covered in sugary sauces, which for me, made them off limit. As the press and medical associates are constantly berating us diabetics for poor choices, perhaps it is time to educate the food industry. Not only restaurants, pubs, cafes, and other eateries, but also supermarkets, who have brazenly told me that they sell foods that get them the most profit. Fresh fruit and veg is always on my shopping list, along with unadulterated meats. Our Local Asda had a special offer on chicken recently, but they had covered it in a BBQ powered that contained maltodextrin. (sigh), so out of my meager carers allowance, I had to buy a more expensive plain chicken. My point is, that we need to raise awareness of how these food industries can help us to help ourselves. They need to be educated, and perhaps, berated as we often are by our Dr's and the national press.