Fortunately, I can still have carbohydrates...in small increments (my nutritionist has me on 2000 calories per day). I actually feel healthier since I started the medication and have been eating proper diabetic friendly meals. However, it is hell being a thin type 2. I would actually like to gain a little bit of weight (five or six pounds); however, it is impossible on this regimen of BIRD FOOD. You basically cannot eat anything as a diabetic. Then it is borderline impossible to find any literature that does not pertain to WEIGHT LOSS and obesity...and if you do they automatically want to say that you are a misdiagnosed LADA.
It is maddening.
My dietician has me eating lots of nuts to keep from losing more weight. Do you like nuts?
You're right though, all the literature about Type 2 assumes you want to lose weight. I've lost enough -- 32 pounds by now. I had cut out most carbs to try to keep the highs in bounds, but have started eating them now to try to keep the lows in check. I thought I might be LADA, but it turns out my insulin levels are high. Have not yet found a med that works well for me so I'm not taking anything at the moment.