I was diagnosed in 2001 after a particularly traumatic year with trouble at work and both my own mum and my mother in law dying. Our dog died too and my husband had a heart operation. Being diagnosed diabetic seemed to be a result of all the stress but when I researched the symptoms, I thought that I must have been diabetic for years. Although I was over weight when diagnosed most of the weight came after. I am trying really hard to lose weight but after a recent diabetic review I was told that I should check my blood before driving because two of my tablets can make my sugar go too low, then if my sugar is below 5 I should have something to eat and test again after 45 mins. Whilst I did used to check my bloods regularly at first, I had not checked my bloods for a number of years. I was given a blood monitor and started testing again but am worried that I may eat more and put on weight rather than losing it as I have been too low a few times now. I find I am too low after shopping and have to eat something and because I always drive home from the pub I always drink water because Coke upsets my tummy so unless I eat a bag of nuts or crisps I go too low there. Pubs don't cater for diabetics and water gets pretty boring. Point is that eating something seems to be defeating the object. Surely I shouldn't be on medication that makes my sugar keep going low.