I am a type II diabetic, on insulin (unfortunately), diagnosed over a year ago. Had high hopes of tackling it head on, low-carb diet, exercise, weight loss...but things didn't go that way. I have been in Chronic back pain for over 10 yrs, then things really went downhill, health wise. I was being diagnosed with multiple chronic medical conditions. Scary, I was in my forties but felt like an eighty year old. I had been bedridden for a full year and then home bound for another. I am going to be having my 5th back surgery in a month or two. This will be the 2nd try to implant a spinal cord neurostimulator, it's like a pace maker for pain. Really cool but really radical. Nice to find this forum, don't feel so alone.