Hi I just read ijohns (sp?) post about diabetes insipidus, which I found very interesting as I have had problems with thirst and urinating constantly for years; but I am in the UK with an NHS doctor who I feel doesnt take very good care of me. I have just had a glucose tolerance test on my own request, which came back positive for glucose intolerance, I am now told that if I cant lose weight and exercise its only a matter of time before I will develop type 2 diabetes, I am approx 3 stones overweight. I used to be a consultant for a well-known slimming club, so in the past I have always been able to lose weight easily, I have helped literally hundreds of people to lose loads of weight and I passed the required nutritional examination for the post. About two years ago I found that these diets seemed to have stopped working for me. Instead of the usual 2lb per week on the eating plans, I was losing approx 1 lb per month. so I tried following a low GI diet for a while, although I felt a bit better in myself I actually gained wieght. In desperation, even after being a vegetarian for 25 years; I decided to try the high protein version of the slimming plan, it was very difficult indeed to start eating meat after so long, it made me squeamish and often nauseated, but it proved to be more effective for weight loss in my case than the high carb diet, being very strict with myself following this plan I lost an average of 3lb per month. But I had been experiencing some dizzy spells on the high carb diet; so I decided to see a deititian for advice. But the dietitian I saw was useless, she kept contradicting herself and told me that I have to exercise, (even though I was sitting in my power wheelchair at the time and also told her that exercise is out of the question because I have M.E.!) As regards my diet, she seemed to be trying to put me in the wrong for everything, I dont believe she even believed a word I said. After the interview I felt put down, insulted and frustrated. I dont think that after being ill and absolutely forbidden to take any exercise for eleven years, that 3 stones overweight is at all bad, especially considering that pre-diabetes can prevent you from losing weight at all, according to my diabetes specialist. I also have an occupational therapist who advises me through the M.E/CFS specialist; despite begging her time and time again for help, she totally refuses to allow me to attempt any form of exercise. I even persuaded my doctor to refer me to a physio, but even the hospital physio refused to help me with any kind of exercise programme because she was put off after speaking to my OT. There is no doubt that I am severely exercise intolerant,and I do understand that this is a sensitive subject, however, I am not asking to do GET, but under the circumstances I would have thought that a much slower and more careful self-governed exercise programme, supervised by a physiotherapist would be helpful, otherwise I obviously wouldnt have asked for it. Now I am thoroughly miserable. I feel stuck between a rock and a hard place. I am sick of dieting when it doesnt work and I cant afford to gain more weight. But without help I expect I will develop type 2 diabetes within the next few years, yet although I have asked for help from my OT, a phsyiotherapist and a dietitian, I have still not received any useful advice at all. Has anyone else here been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, or received any good advice or been through a similar experience to this?