The seven months anniversary has come up and I am now 23.8 kilos (54 lbs) lighter than I was. Trousers will have to be taken in again. Best of all, my hospital consultant has now advised me to discontinue Metformin completely. I had written to tell him I had cut out insulin. My HbA1c is, he says, normal confirming what I know from my own monitoring (which continues). Of course this means carrying on with the diet and recognizing that if I were to stray from it my BS would rise again, but I don't mind. I'd like to lose another 25 kilos if I can but am prepared for that to take many months perhaps several years. A year ago I was taking 36 units of Novorapid and 40 units of Lantos each day. Now 0! All type twos who are not on the low carb diet: try it. The only thing I would watch out for when on it is the need to keep protein intake well under control if your kidneys have problems. But I would assume that today I have less daily protein than I did before I went on the diet and ate as I liked.