Pauline, I rarely post because it just turns into a bad-tempered rant.
I've been taking prednisolone almost continually since 1993. My kidneys went wrong when I was 16, blasting it with steroids for about 4 years eventually brought on 15 years or so of remission, but eventually I relapsed and now have to take steroids all the time. My weight is under control, <75kg fully clothed, and I feel hungry all the time keeping it that way. I try to sensible carb, not low carb, because I struggle with my mental heath whenever I cut out too many carbs. What's more I can't think straight without carbs. I play serious bridge to a good club level and if I'm not carbed up, I can't play to the standard I desperately want to play. Sometimes I know I'm getting light headed, so I head into the kitchen and eat a biscuit or two of the type I know I shouldn't, but my brain needs the glucose. (Of course, there are loads of other diabetics in the club. They just guzzle the biscuits regardless.)
I'm single, effectively retired (or unemployed, take your pick), and don't enjoy cooking for one. I don't have a sweet tooth but I don't enjoy green veg either, but love my breads and rice, etc.. I go nuts trying to feed myself seven days a week, and sometimes almost burst into tears in Tesco when I can't see anything I remotely want to eat, except, of course, for the Chinese range, and the ready meals with pasta that aren't big enough, so I'd have to do even more carbs to pad them out. So I don't buy them. Then I look at all the gorgeous looking breads and it's even worse, knowing it'll never change.
I had a rotten HbA1c in December, it had shot up from the low 7s to mid 8s over a year. So we doubled the gliclazide (and I'm back on 6 monthly checkups). I was diagnosed in 2006, and am still only on metformin (which I can't take fully, because it adversely affects my kidneys) and gliclazide, so I feel I've done quite well, having being on steroids all the time. But it means I'm being as strict as I can bear on my diet, dropping all the ways I've let it slide, and I'm hating it.
But I have nothing good at all to say about being diabetic, which is why I normally prefer to say nothing. Apologies to the long-term regulars, who have read all this before, and to Jibber for hijacking his thread.