My Dad died from diabeties, my brother is a serious diabetic and I was a pre-diabetic 6 years ago. It scared the hell out of me since I watched my Dad lose a leg and then have a stroke. So, I've given up all traditional sweets.....cake, pie, cookies etc, I look at the sugar content of every canned item I buy, I eat wheat pasta, bread and rice. I walk 15 to 18 miles a week on a treadmill at a brisk pace.....I have veggies and fruit every day, eat low cal protein like chicken and fish.....practive volume low cal foods like salad with fat free dressing......boy has my life changed....for the better. I'm down 55 lbs, averaged about 5 lb loss each year.....don't test as a pre diabetic and the the changes I made aren't a diet......they are intended to be life long....and I love the food I eat....don't miss sweets.....drink a glass of wine every so often and splurge once a week on pizza but without pepperoni, enjoying mushrooms instead. I have had one cold in 5 years....used to have a couple a year and feel really lucky to have such good health. So, I truly believe enjoying fresh rasberries instead of a doughnut at night has changed my life. I still take metformin.....Doc wants me to and I take vitamins and an aspirin each day.....I feel better than I did 15 years ago and love the way I eat and excercise.....sorry for preaching......I just feel that food choices and excercise is far most important that most people realize.....and want to share my good fortune with all.