I was recently diagnosed with Type II diabetes, but I am still confused about what I should eat. I know from experience that eating carbs makes me feel lazy and it also makes me crave more carbs so I had adopted a low-carb diet upon finding out that I was diabetic. I quickly lost 20lbs and my fasting sugar levels dropped down from 165 to 145. I then went to a diabetic nutritionist at my gym who explained that lowering my carbs was not a good decision. I am confused. I thought that anything I did to lose the excess weight and lower my blood sugar was a plus. I altered my diet to her plan and immediately put on about 5 lbs. My fasting level jumped back up by 6 pts to 151. I am craving carbs again and don't feel as well as I did when I was managing my diet with a lower carb intake. Does anyone have good solid information about how I should be eating. I hate to read nutritional books but I will read one if I can get agreement from several people as to the validity of the information behind them. Call me a doubter but I am so skeptical about studies these days. It really seems as though pharmaceutical companies pay for many studies to benefit their drugs so how does anyone really know if the study is accurate information. Also, my doctor basically just told me I have diabetes and left it to me to figure all this crap out. Thanks a hell of a lot Doc! I have no idea how often I should test, how long after meals I should wait and what my range is. I am 6'2, 250 lb guy. I have a large frame and most people tell me they don't consider me overweight. I do exercise at least 3 times a week. I would be grateful for any advice. Honestly, this disease scares the crap out of me!