Hi, I am a newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic, like most of you I was blown away by my Doctor's diagnosis. At 5ft 5 and with a weight of around 9stone 2lbs did not think I was a likely candidate. How wrong can you be I am still having trouble understanding the eating habits of a diabetic, as a former avid Chocoholic, who has always eaten a comparatively healthy diet, in just a couple of years not only did my sugar level go way out of control from normal, but my cholesterol did likewise. The sugar in some senses is easier to cut out because I know I had a sweet tooth, but have never really eaten high cholesterol content food, always tried to eat recommended healthy food. I have now found that many food manufacturers cater for one or the other but not both. I used to love Activia Yoghurt, but have found this supposed healthy brand is high in sugar. The only yoghurt i can find is Greek zero fat, plan yoghurt with no sugar, and it is luckily very nice. However, I have supplemented my chocolate with fruit and nuts, but keep hearing that fruit is high in sugar (though my doctor said it is slow burning and must be eaten in moderation), but what is moderation for a diabetic. I stopped eating bananas, then someone I know who is diabetic is on a doctor's diet seems to eat quite a bit of fruit. Can you please advise what is considered a reasonable amount of fruit each day. Also, I eat plain porridge with nothing on it, except skimmed milk, each morning. I eat lots of rice and pasta, as I am told they are good for keeping up sugar levels - am I doing the right thing. I still have issues about good and bad saturates can someone please help me understand these, I scrutinise every label for fat and sugar content, a colleague at work told me that 10 in both sugar and fat is a good guide line, over is a definite no-no, under the lower the better! Hope someone can help, as i have now given up my blackberries, blueberries added to my daily porridge and plain yoghurt, life it becoming somewhat stark. I thought of buying Anthony Worrall receipe book, anyone recommend that please? I am getting used to this bland new diet slowly, but some days it is rather disparaging as I suddenly realise this is forever, not just a phase :?