You have every right to your opinion, xring, but I need to respectfully but forcefully disagree with you. If you have a link to studies, etc I could check out, I'd like to see them because that's not what I've learned from my research. If low fat is working for you that's great and we all need to find what works for us but I don't agree that Atkins is a bad choice.
When Atkins was first introduced there was much criticism and dire warnings about the bad things it can do to your health. The problem is we have been fed the "fat is bad" "meat is bad" for so long it was difficult for even the health care community to step back and take a real look... but they did. And they did their studies, tests and whatever else and to my understanding, they've pretty much established that the Atkins way of eating is healthy IF followed properly. You need to adjust your body to a fat burning mode (ketosis) and keep it there. Excess fat in the diet without burning that fat for energy will cause problems. You must be willing to follow the diet very strictly to avoid slipping back into carb burning/fat storing mode. It doesn't work for everyone, but it can if you are dedicated. The Atkins diet does include non-starchy vegetables (more than I want to eat) and a limited amount of other carbs including nuts, seeds, and grains.
At my doctors urging I started Atkins. With the limited carbs I easily keep my BG under 130 at all times, I'm losing weight (a BIG plus for diabetes control), and I'm no longer hungry all the time. As a diabetic, I'm permanently on a low carb diet anyway.
I originally thought staying off medications was a good goal but my doctor has managed to convince me that it's not. For those of us who can control our numbers with diet and exercise, the biggest advantage of Metformin, statins, and other medications is that they protect us from future problems. We know the increased risks we face so to me it makes sense to give our bodies a little help in avoiding complications. Why make my pancreas work overtime to keep the numbers down when Metformin can make it's job a little easier and extend pancreatic function for a longer period?
I was diagnosed early... fasting of 155 and A1C of 5.7 but I'm not taking it lightly... I'll do whatever it takes to maintain my health for the future.