Hello! I am not diabetic myself, but I have a dear friend who has had diabetes for many years and is on insulin a couple of times a day and has a very difficult time controlling her blood sugar at times. She also has very bad eating habits. She has been overweight all of her adult life, even before the diabetes (probably what helped spur it on originally), but is heavier now than ever. I know taking the weight off would be beneficial to her, but she is at least 100 lbs overweight and it has proven just too overwhelming for her to try to tackle - like many of us, she cannot visualize success and has basically given up.
I would like to recommend she give the IP program at least a look - I realize she would have to speak with her physician about it and be monitored much more closely than the non-diabetic IPer, but are there any insulin-dependent Type II diabetics out there who could tell me what your experience has been on IP? How did your blood sugars react to the new way of eating? Did you have a lot of adjusting of your insulin doses to do or adjusting of the program itself? How successful have you been in dropping the weight and lowering your insulin requirements? What have your diabetes-related challenges been with IP?