Like "Mark, I guess we will have to agree to disagree on the issue of controlling diabetes or allowing diabetes to .control us. When I avoid certain foods I control my diabetes. I don't see it as controlling me. Insulin does both: the unlocking of cells ability to use glucose and when there is an excess of glucose allows the fat cells to store the glucose which is in excess of cellular requrements. See Mayo clinic on this ~ http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/in-depth/insulin-and-weight-gain/art-20047836 James "