I am fighting to maintain control of my carb eating. Things are a bit stressful at the moment, as my mother is just recovering from a second bout of pneumonia this year and sorting out the additional care she needs while she recovers has not been easy to say the least, even though I’ve had lots of help from friends. I eat a very low carb diet in order to control my BG and I know very well that I cannot eat chocolate, crisps and other junk because A) there is an immediate detrimental effect, and B) I am likely to put on weight. As a TOFI, even a couple of pounds over my ideal weight can make a big difference to my BG control. So knowing all this, WHY are my cravings over riding my reason? I am OK in the day but night time is a nightmare. I have taken to going to bed early. It sounds so feeble and I am really shocked to realise that my deeper drives can undermine all logic and reason. I am not expecting any answers; I am just disappointed to find that after all these months of sensible eating just how easily I have caved in.