Hi, I always knew that I would probably be likely to become a diabetic as it runs in my family, Mum is diabetic and my grandmother was too. At the beginning of the year I was at my heaviest 74.5kg and 157cm tall. I decided to start exercising and eating well to lose the weight. So it was a bit of a shock after 'starting a health kick' to find that I fell into the category of being a Type 2 diabetic recently. I am now down to 64kg , but my waist measurement is still 89cm...so a bit more to go. I excercise 4-5 times a week in the morning. I am pretty exhausted working and exercising but know I will feel better when I get my weight down and fitness up. My Hbac1? is 44 / 6.2 , fasting 7.1 . I did the glucose intolerance test and was really sick with levels at 14 after 2 hours. So my glucose intolerance plus fasting level put me in the diabetic range. I have been told to control through diet and exercise, so no meds at moment. I have been sick lately with laryngitis for last couple of days and have just started testing my blood sugars myself. This was a bit confrontational as I have readings from 6.5 - 10 depending on time and what I have eaten. Questions: If I am sick will my blood glucose levels be raised? Does diabetes make you feel tired even at my relatively lowish levels? Does diabetes affect your immune system, I seem to be getting more sick lately? The Doctor says low GI diet....the rest of the world seems to say low carb??? I plan to start testing my levels more after I get better to see the affect of food on my blood glucose levels.