Yes, I realise that but the dieticien is not likely to be much help, thinking as she does. The last diet sheet she gave me involved lots of carbohydrates - needed, she said, to give the insulin something to work on! Didn't make sense to me. The consultant at the hospital on Tuesday also disapproves of low carb and holds out no hope of reducing insulin. He suggests that the reason I can't lose weight is the low carb way of eating. I just let them take their blood tests and do their ultra sound tests and, more or less, do my own thing.