I was diagnosed as type 2 nearly 6 years ago. Through regular testing I found what I could eat ok. I reduced sugar and carbs -no bread, pasta, white rice and absolutely no soft drinks, not even fruit juice. The 5:2 diet helped me to lose 2.5 stone down to 11.5 stone. My HBA1C quite quickly went down to 43. It has been 42-47 for 5 years now. Today I was officially classed as no longer being a diabetic. So to all if you a diagnosis of diabetes does not need to be for life. It is possible to go into remission even without drastic diets or a stomach reduction operation. Find out what you can eat without spiking your sugar too much. If you are overweight find a diet that works for you. I find it quite easy to just eat a lot less on 1-2 days a week. If you can use an app such as MyNetDiary to monitor exactly what you eat. It really does help by showing you exactly how many calories you eat. But don’t be ruled by it. It’s ok to enjoy a treat or have a diet free day a few times a month. Eat when you are hungry and eat slowly. I also found that all I needed for breakfast was a satsuma or orange. This kept me going until 12:30-13. If I ate more I would be hungry at 10:30-11. Try to do some daily exercises such as yoga or HIit. Again I use apps for this: daily yoga, 8fit With a bit of will power and research into what works for you, you too can go into remission.