Wow! That's great that you're able to avoid medicating for diabetes with your diet! I read a book by Brenda Davis and Tom Barnard (I think - it was one of the Barnards) a few years ago called Defeating Diabetes. They advocate a vegan diet, but they're into the healthy fat thing. That whole healthy fat fad led me astray for a long time.
That's great that you don't do the processed flours/sugars! For years, I've sweetened with dried fruit or maple syrup, but after reading Jeff's comments again and again, I'm starting to believe that sugar is sugar is sugar. Sigh. But a raisin is closer to the whole food than white sugar, right?
I love my starches! I usually have grains for breakfast: brown rice or quinoa or buckwheat groats or (recently) gf oats. I also eat a lot of yams and potatoes, and less frequently squash. Corn is one of those foods that I should avoid, but I'm not 100% yet.
My goal is to keep the legumes under one cup per day, but it varies by day, and some days I go way over.
Here are a few questions for you. What do you think of these?
Soy in herbal teas. Why?
Soy in horseradish. Why?
Salt in chili powder. Why?
LOL! Why indeed? Only those of us that are excluding so many things from our diets know how pervasive dairy or gluten or soy or corn or tomoto or "fill in the blank" is!