This morning I took a spill - bruising one of my kidneys and my entire right side - this is NOT the good news. I went to the doctor to check to be sure I had not badly injured myself - the last time I was in his office was the day before I got the call telling me I am diabetic. I went Vegan two days after that (1-23-10) - the doctor was surprised at my appearance - 15.50 lbs lost since last seeing him. When I told him I was doing the Vegan diet he told me he was very happy I had chosen to go Vegan and that he thought it was the best thing out there for diabetics! Hoorah! I am glad he feels that way because it means he will work with me. I thought you all would be happy to know there are internal medicine doctors who do not specialize in diabetis that think Vegan.