Hi janice, I am diabetic as well. I'm taking meds to help me keep my blood sugar down, but it can be hard when you start changing your diet to incorporate weight loss. What I did was eat less. How I did that was scoop the normal amount on my plate, then halved it. I eat too much! Even healthy food can be bad if you eat 5 servings in a sitting! I stopped all soda. It's bad for you! Even diet. Drink water. Lots of it. If you have to set a timer, to drink 8 oz an hour, do it. Then start using a smaller plate. Also, snack on carrots or cucumbers or some sort of vegetable. Chew your food! And don't forget to allow for mistakes. So you had pizza, and a cookie, and ice cream and breadsticks.. whatever. You will eat better tomorrow. The other rule is to minimize the pasta, bread, and rice in your life. try to do it slowly, if you eat two sandwiches, try eating an open faced one instead. Try using lettuce as your "bread". Good luck!