I participated in a survey for University of Sheffield a few months ago. They wanted to know about how much use online forums were for Type 2 Diabetics. I was able to say that in my experience 'the other UK one' was a fantastic resource and had been a great help to me in persuading me it was safe to ignore GP and DN's advice, reduce my Statins, increase my Salt and go Low Carb Higher Fat. But some interactions both in that forum and in this one have left me wondering why it is that some others come to a different conclusion. One of the questions asked in that U of S survey was: 'To what extent would you trust the advice you found in the forum? My answer: 'For those members who list their Hba1c and Lipid numbers histories for more than 1 year – then yes I trust their advice.' The follow-up question was: 'Did you check other sources for the same advice to confirm it (corroborate it)? My answer: 'Yes, I do check other sources – though those other sources are probably influenced by the same Doctors and Dietitians' In actual fact a better longer answer would add that I have a general scientific background and if the science and the Studies make sense to me, then I am much more likely to believe them than if I would have to take something on faith alone. My long experience of a Eatwell and 5 A Day in the form of a Mediterranean style diet with Very Low fat, High Starchy Carbs and Whole Grains, only 3 (white) meat or fish dishes per week and red meat less than once per month. Convinced me that more of the same (which was the conventional advice (along with Don't Test) was not going to help. After all it was on this advised way of eating that I had gained over 14lbs, needed a 3 x Coronary Artery Bypass and the been diagnosed as having T2Diabetes! Fortunately buying a Blood Glucose Meter ( a Tee2+ which is cheap with inexpensive test strip) enabled me to test which foods I could tolerate and which ones are bad for me.