I recently had an annual HbA1c test that came back at 43 mmol/ml and a comment to 'See the nurse'. So arming myself with plenty of info gained from this site and others I have just returned from my appointment. The nurse had a look of shock when this tall and slim 75 year old female walked in and immediately said that I didn't fit the usual patient that she sees. So when she started giving me the standard mantra about the 'Eatwell Plate' - there was even a poster on the wall illustrating it - I just said I thought it was irresponsible of the NHS dishing out that bad diet advice. I was also told to eat low GI foods, as I already eat brown bread where possible. I said even if low GI it was still carbohydrate and would have the same effect on the body in the end. All that carbohydrate had to be wrong. At which point she realised I was not going to be convinced and said what I always suspected, that they have to dish out this advice as it's standard NHS practice: jobs on the line I suppose if they don't. I think that is truly shocking. Thank heaven for this site. I also gathered that Diabetes.uk.org is all part and parcel of the NHS too. Strictly off the record she told me to get a copy of Michael Moseley's Blood Sugar Diet as the science in it is so interesting.