Blimey, your friends family are in a tricky situ eh. I have to admit, I'd be stuck if I couldn't stay on a high protein diet, I don't know much about veganism but if it's carb heavy, yikes! I did the no meds route too, as soon as I got diagnosed I stopped *everything* and re-evaluated my whole lifestyle. Going in for my official first BG test and review at the docs next week - see how the ol' BG is reading with the recent changes. I'll do a post!