Hi, my name is Michael. I read your post, and I’m sorry to hear that you suffer from these conditions. I, as you, am a diabetic. I have been a diabetic for 35 years. I also am addicted to food as well. I currently weigh 330 pounds. Over the years my weight has been a major problem along with, and for my diabetes. My diabetes is more manageable when my weight is lower. Food abuse is an addiction just as the abuse of alcohol and drugs can be an addiction. unfortunately, not eating is inconsistent with life, so you cannot just simply not eat as a solution as you can do with drugs or alcohol. I have found that using food life styles with behavioral mechanisms related to eating, such as weighing food, Counting ounces, and measuring is very helpful because it’s a substitute for choosing by using your impulses and moods, or just simply eating to make you feel better. This gives me a sense of control, and when I do this my weight is managed pretty well. In the past I have used the Weight Watchers diet from the 1960s. This is very simple easy to follow food style. It does not require a lot of choices as some of the newer diets do. I managed to maintain my weight for 15 years using this method in the past. This diet can be found by Googling Weight Watchers from the 1960s, if you wish to see if this (diet) lifestyle would be manageable by you. In the past I have used some supplements for assistance, however, I need to organize my thoughts in order to discuss them.