I've been diagnosed as prediabetic (it started as GDM 3 years ago) and it is not weight related as I am a healthy size and weight. I'm a semi-expert on diabetes having grown up with a parent with it and studied it for my dissertation at uni. I've been told that I have a 75 - 90% chance of developing full diabetes as it is genetic and not weight related, it's just a matter of time when it happens. I was advised to go on a low carb diet to prolong my pancreas, which I have been for over a year now. I have a very low tolerance for carbs for most of the day, less than 2 slices of bread and it doesn't matter how low GI the grain is, I still get high BG levels. However, I'm having trouble trying to educate my in-laws on what is and isn't a carb. I've been trying to tell them in different ways for over 2 years and I'm now at a loss as to how to proceed (other than never to let them cook for me and take my own packed lunch). It's got to a point where I'm just being rude, even my husband has tried and failed to educate them. Over the years they have somehow misinterpreted a carb to be meat (therefore making me a vegetarian meal, loaded with potatoes) and only added sugar to drinks. They've served me up rice, toast, ice-cream (as it's not a potato they said) and made me many sandwiches which are made, it seems, with half a loaf of bread. This is only a few things in recent weeks. I also don't think they understand the consequences of diabetes but that's another rant on another forum. I would really like any input on if anyone else has had this problem and how they got around it. I had thought about giving them a leaflet on carbs but I don't actually think they'd bother to read it or wouldn't remember it. Please help, I'm going hungry at family meals (although my lovely husband has given me all of his veg while he has toast for pudding).