I get so confused about diet. I try to go for the lowest carbs I can find. When I was diagnosed, my doctor suggested I shoot for 45 carbs per meal. My step-father, who is also Type 2, said that was too low. My doctor told me I could eat whatever I wanted, I just have to fit it into my carb allowance. I was doing fairly well at first, but I'm starting to follow my usual pattern. I get frustrated with the counting and start to slack off. A perfect example is ice cream. The first month, I was measuring it out and only allowing myself so much. Lately, I've slid back and not even really paid much attention to how much I've eaten. I've been told for as long as I can remember not to eat much fat. Now I'm trying to get used to buying regular fat versions of cottage cheese, sour cream, salad dressing, etc. I'm recovering from addiction to pain pills, but I can't seem to get my diet right to control my blood sugar yet. Any suggestions?