I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes November 2009. I do not have to take any medication and I am managing my blood sugar by eat 3 meals a day and 2 snacks. My diabetic nurse worked directly with me to review with me the number carbs I am to consume at every meal and every snack. I eat 25 to 30 carbs for breakfast; 30 carbs for lunch and 30-35 carbs for dinner. The carb count for snacks is 15-20 carbs. I have lost a total of about 27 lbs. I eat a lot fiber throughout the day. Have you had a food planning conversation with a nutritionist? If you follow the prescribed plan for you, you will lose weight, feel better and manager your blood sugar level. My challenges now are staying on the food plan. I am gaining a lbs. hear and there. That's how the weight gain starts. Drink a minimum of 8 8ozs. of water a day, exercise and get plenty of rest. Also, minimize your stress level. Another thing that helps me is ready books, articles and other sources of information on diabetes. Currently, I am paying particular attention to the Atkins Diet. You can do this. It takes a lot of courage, planning, commitment and focus. Get your family and friends involved in your journey.