Hi Simona.....congratulations on getting started back on Atkins again!
I find it interesting that people seem to choose Atkins to use AGAIN....whereas on many of the other diets, people think "oh no, I can't go through THAT one again". I think it speaks to how great the Atkins plan is.
Torister made an excellent point. This IS the WOE you want to use for diabetes. In fact, all the good endocrinologists are putting their diabetic patients on this or some close version of this. Because it is low-glycemic, your blood sugar is much more stable and you don't have those constant spikes and drops like you do on higher carb diets. Not only that, but this then prevents the over-working of the pancreas....which can lead to diabetes getting worse or more rapidly coming on.
Plus....because of the low-carbs, you tend to not have these frequent periods of being ravenously hungry (usually due to precipitous blood sugar drops) and the more regimented your diet and eating times are, the better able you are to keep your BS in a healthy range for the majority of the time.
I believe that if all diabetics would follow an Atkins or low-carb diet, many of them would no longer require insulin injections.....and could be managed on either diet or diet plus oral anti-glycemics.
And not only does being overweight NOT help diabetes but insulin is what causes storage of fat....and therefore, contributes to being overweight.