Like "Howdy Raccoon mana I am wondering how you are watching your diet? I wonder if you might have thought like me when I was first Dx'd in 1995. Dr told me to eat healthy. So I went out and bought rice cakes to eat for lunches. I thought he meant to eat "light" and I thought that rice cakes were light. Turns out I was eating the wrong types of things. I was eating carbohydrates (carbs) instead of proteins, fruits and non starchy veggies. Avoid any thing "white" like bread, sugar, potatoes (except cauliflower) . In fact I now avoid anything made from grains, (for various reasons). In fact you might want to take a look at my meal plan which you may find here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/14850-my-meal-plan James "