Ok, I feel like complaining, and since you "monkeys" are my only friends, you have to be the ones I complain too. I've been very healthy my entire life, involved in athletics for most of it, I've had lots of stitches and a few broken bones, but never a major illness and never have I spent the night in a hospital. So now I'm 39 years old.... 6'3" and 255. Yes I'm overweight, I used to fight at 165 and 178 up to the age of 22, and even at 28 I was only 205. Most of the weight gain came in the last 10 years since I quit working out. Several months ago, I injured my back pretty bad and haven't been able to work. A couple months ago the doc tells me I have high blood pressure. Now today he tells me I'm diabetic. I've never had a long term prescription in my life, now I have 4 and a little machine to check my blood sugar every day. I feel like their stickin pins in my voodoo doll. At least the diabetes isn't real bad... no insulin. The doc says if I lose about 50 pounds I might be ok again, so I guess I've got a lot of dieting ahead of me. Any other diabetics? I know I'm supposed to avoid sugar, but what else helps.