Diagnosed pre-diabetic by GP at beginning of September. Took very welcome advice from this forum. Started a regime - don't do diets! A free blood sugar test at Lloyds Pharmacy yesterday indicated a blood sugar reading well into "normal" range. I have managed to lose 16lbs. I set myself a goal of getting my BMI into healthy range by Christmas Day. This means I need to lose another 6lbs so I think I will be ok. The journey so far has introduced me to the delights of cauliflower rice and Spiralized Courgetes! I don't calorie count as such but just "note" what I eat. I have cut out or cut right down on bread, rice, pasta and potatoes but do not buy or use "low fat" dairy products as they contain very strange thickening agents! A little un-processed fat is essential. So, chaps, we can do it just as well as the lovely ladies! It's a great feeling when you have to take the belt up another notch and the Sunday Jacket will actually button up again.