I am also a type II diabetic, been one for about 13 years. I was also taking insulin, long acting once a day. After coming here and reading the Primal Blueprint and the correlation of insulin and weight gain and how it all works, I took myself off insulin and gave myself one year to try and get my health together.
My experience was very different than what other people have experienced. My fasting blood sugars shot way up, 350+ and have gradually started coming down. This morning, my sugars were 180. I know what is going to kill me, complications from diabetes, eventually, but it will be on my terms and hopefully 30 to 40 years from now. My physical life sucked, I did not want to live that way anymore so I decided to give it one more fighting try, but you and not going to be able to do it shooting up insulin on a daily basis. I have been off the insulin and Primal now for 8 months. I have lost over 70 lbs and I have about 70 more to go. In the last 3 months, I have incorporated a lot more working out in my daily life and the sugars are starting to move again in the right direction.