I've just read the first link and find it interesting that my doc told me that 'you are the only one that can control your diabetes'. While I may be splitting hairs here, the jist of what I gleaned from that statement was that he was there to 'test' me and tell me how I was doing, but it was up to me alone to control it. And I agreed. I feel like I am all alone with my condition, disease, albatross, or whatever one wants to call it. Interestingly, my wife has adjusted right along with me and is eating whole-grain breads, brown rice, etc...and is very supportive and we have found out that we actually like alot of the changes better than what we were eating! I might note here that she is sickeningly healthy!
p.s.: I go now to read the second link.