I have just been looking at the Diabetes.org.uk site at food recommendations, after following a clickbait link on Facebook about the signs of foot damage for diabetics. I am now feeling really angry at their recommendations to eat carbs with every meal, and low fat everything. If I ate like that I would be looking at pretty grim prospects for my Type 2 Diabetes. And I would very likely be looking at getting foot damage!! When I was diagnosed I saw the diabetic nurse at my doctor's practice, and she was extremely keen to get me on medication (which I refused), and for me to follow the usual NHS EatWell plate. If I had taken her advice I wouldn't have got my HbA1c down from 82 to 42. I would be sitting here, feeling ill, exhausted, and very depressed about my progressive disease. The way she talked about my future I could have sunk into despair. She told me there was basically nothing I could do except delay the inevitable a little by being a good girl and taking increasing amounts of medication. Fortunately for me I had already found this site by then and started making lifestyle changes, incorporating exercise into my daily routine, testing my BG - which she was very keen to discourage me from, and warned me against doing (???) - and changing to a very low carb, high fat diet, with intermittent fasting and lots of water. I just feel so massively angry that if I followed this flawed advice, I would be looking at sleepwalking my way towards very serious complications - blindness, amputations, and all the rest. I listen to my body, and I know I feel worse if I eat anything carby - it is obvious - I feel tired and lethargic, and my blood sugar shoots up. Why would that be a good idea?? What the h**l? I can't help but feel the advice people are given to make sure they include carbs with every meal, and low fat everything, in the face of research that indicates that it is the carbs, not the fats that are the problem, is actually verging on criminal. Rant over - the stress is probably making my BG go up, so I am off to practice my meditation and calm down.