RE: I only had two
While I knew there was a correlation between weight and the diabetes risk, I didn't realise that it was such a direct correlation as to affect your day to day blood sugar regulation. A real reason to keep on top of it even once you've had the diagnosis.
I drastically reduced sugar in my diet a few years ago now, for a variety of reasons. There is a history of diabetes on my mum's side of the family. I wasn't trying to lose weight, but it was a side effect and I actually went down two dress sizes. I've since gone back up one, because I've stopped being as strict, but I can totally agree with the knock on effect of activity and energy.
Did you find you started to taste the flavour and natural sweetness in foods more when you reduced your carb intake?