I am 63 and have been a diabetic for 4 years. I am not taking any medication. Fortunately, to this point, I have been able to control my blood sugar through exercise (minimal really) weight loss and diet. Naturally, the weight loss was as a result of the diet. After being diagnosed with diabetes, I lost 50 pounds in the first few months and my weight pretty much stabilized at that point. I never consulted with a dietitian, but I did keep a log of everything I ate every day, including the time. I ate breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a morning snack, afternoon snack and a before bed snack. My purpose for keeping the log was to review it with my doctor on my regular monthly visits. Both my doctor and I found this to be effective. In a few short months, not only did I lose 50 pounds, but my blood sugar went from unreadable on my doctors glucose meter, to a stable morning blood sugar in the low 100's. My diet was nothing tricky or fancy. I did not accept that there are diabetic foods, but rather, just regular food taken in moderation. With a little trial and error through eating foods and testing my blood sugar, I was able to isolate foods I could not tolerate and those I could. One group of the foods I was able to tolerate was fresh fruits like apples, pears, bananas, cantaloupe and watermelon, all fruits I really enjoy. So, there you have it. That's my story.