I'm a newly diagnosed Type 2 and I'm having real trouble with my diet. I need to lose weight, but I'm taking the position that I need to get my bg under control first, and then, hopefully the weight will come off. I'm 48, female, with heart issues. At present I'm trying for at least half an hour's walking five days a week, if not more, and I'm consuming around 1200 calories a day. The first week, I lost 2.5kilos, but in the following two weeks, nada. I'm really trying to reduce the carbs (moreso for the last two weeks) but those pesky kilos won't go. Also, my bg is all over the place. Fasting can be anywhere from 7.1 to 11, and I can go up to as high as 22 after a meal (obviously those meals get crossed off the menu). The medical community here are all on the low gi team, but I'm finding low gi cereals and breads really make me spike. And I'd trust the advice of people living with the disease (you guys) before the medicos, especially when it comes to diet. I guess I'm looking for a diabetic twin. Someone around my age who's successfully losing weight AND keeping their bg in check. And if they would be so kind, could they give me an outline of what they consume in the average day? I'm wondering if I'm not eating enough of years of yoyo dieting have messed up my metabolism. Should I be aiming for three meals a day or five? I'd really appreciate any advice or comments. And thank you again just for being here. I've already learned so much from you all.