Wel I can only suggest you to meet a counsellor. I am also a diabetic, and have had this for past 15 years. I am doing quite well. And enjot=y vacations with my family. I just have to be regualr on my sugar checks and follow ups with my doc. Thats all. You need to have a balanced diet. Go by the glycemic index, if the carbohydrate content is more in any food then avoid it or have it in minimal amounts. Otherwise follow the normal guidelines of Low Fat, Low Sugar, Low Salt, Plenty of Fruit and Vegetables, and Plenty of Complex Carbohydrates (wholemeal bread, potatoes, grains, beans, peas, and other starchy foods. There are NO foods which must be completely excluded from diabetic diet. It is also NOT necessary to avoid sugar competely.