I hear you. I just lost my first grandparent last year. He was a brilliant guy (both grandfathers are). But he gained weight before I was born and for the last 15 years or so was being watched as a pre-diabetic (at least... not sure if he was full on diabetic). He had suffered a minor stroke about 10 years before he passed which he mostly recovered from. He had high blood pressure and had a few stents. He had a near second stroke, but they caught it in time. Then without warning, he got really sick last year. He went into the hospital and they found he had late stage pancreatic cancer and "hundreds" of blood clots in his lungs. He died in hospice care at home 3 weeks after the diagnosis. And the more I read about this diet/lifestyle, the more I wish he and my grandmother (although she'll live another 20 years probably) would have adhered to it. Unfortunately, their diabetes doctor would never recommend it and being that I'm not a doctor, they tend to listen to him first.