Having settled my husband of 50 odd years into residential care at Easter 2021 as his dementia had reached the point where it wasn't possible to care for him or keep him safe at home I had hoped that I would be able to resume some of my previous activities and interests. However I had emergency surgery just before Christmas, which revealed that I have a neuroendocrine tumour (slow growing) and was told to follow a low fibre diet, which is totally opposite to the sort of diet recommended to someone with diabetes. Brown bread, rice, pasta, raw vegetables, green vegetables, beans, most fruits are among the foods that are off my menu!! I had a telephone call from the local surgery just before Easter to tell me that my most recent blood test showed that I have type 2 diabetes. The advice at this point was to cut back on sweet stuff such as cake and sweets, a reminder that potatoes contain sugar, so to go easy on those and to have smaller sized apples, pears etc. I am due to see the diabetic nurse at the surgery on Monday and will ask her advice and have a telephone appointment with the dietitian from the cancer hospital in a week or two so hopefully a way forward will soon become clear.. Any suggestions would be extremely welcome in the meantime! I normally have a positive outlook on life, but the dietary dilemma has caused me some sleepless nights trying to puzzle my way round it.