i have been a insulin diabetic since the age of 22 i have never really been overweight was only 9 stone when diagnosed just one of those things. After i had my 1st child 17 years ago i put on 5 stone and could not loose any weight then discovered i had under active thyroid. Since hitting 40 i have put on a couple of stone (middle age spread) so i decided i would have a go at SW doing it alone at home was lucky a friend gave me new books. I have so far lost 1 stone 2lbs only 12lb more to go, also my blood sugars have improved alot always under 7 now not eating jars of sauces etc loaded with sugar. I am doing EE as gives me good balance of carbs, protein and veg.