In addition to all the other diagnoses, I'm also a diabetic. For now I'm not strict about carbs (vegetarians do rely on them) but my long-acting insulin at night and pre-meal short-acting insulin during the day are working well and A1C is normal, finger sticks are normal. There may come a time when I have to be more careful about pasta and bread but for now it's ok. In addition, I limit soy products. Almond milk is better for me than soy milk, for instance. Just extraneous info, LOL.