Red, welcome to SP! Type II diabetes is lifestyle developed and lifestyle controlled. You know you have it, now you can get rid of it! Where do you start? CUT THOSE CARBS!!! Focus on Proteins and leafy greens. Stay clear of starches, including corn, peas and potatoes. As your weight decreases, the diabetes will too, but be warned that it WILL be a challenge. The payoff is priceless, though. We are here for you!