Hello to one and all...! I'm Matt, 38 years old, and diagnosed as Type 2 a couple of years back. Currently controlling with diet alone, but I've been a bit slack of late, and my levels are rising... So, I'm currently 15 stone (from a 17st start), and I'm going to do the sensible things: - more exercise (probably just once a week at the moment) - carb reduction (I eat FAR too much bread, and pasta!) - cutting out fizzy drinks (caught myself having 5 cans of diet coke in a single day recently) I'm a huge cooking fan, but work long hours so don't get the time I usually need in the kitchen - however, a recent change of lifestyle means I'll soon be redressing that, so will hopefully be coming up with some nice new recipes to share, as well as looking at the great advice I've already seen on here. My work does mean I spend a fair amount of time away from home, so I'll be looking for ideas when eating out, but also recording my own alternatives when staying away. I think that about covers it for now - I will also be starting my own blog today, purely for tracking my eating - and will publish daily everything I eat on there, along with any exercise undertaken - I'll post a link when it's up and running. I'm already impressed with the content and help I've been reading as an unregistered member on here, so as well as asking lots of questions, I hope I can add something myself as time goes by! Thanks All, Matt.