Hi, so have been to see GP this morning as my hba1c was 47. "So, Diabetes is all about getting your weight under control," said this man who had never met me before and obviously only had had a cursory glance at my notes. "You need to cut out processed foods and walk for half an hour four times a week." "Yes, we mostly make home made meals and I am trying to cut down on my carb intake. I swim for an hour each week, I walk for at least half an hour most days and we're out and about walking in the countryside every other week." Says I. "You can only be walking slowly if you have a child though." Says he. "And these fad diets are useless." "We don't talk about diets in our house as there is a history of eating disorders within the family, so we're conscious of making healthy choices. And losing a lot of weight post op increased my HBA1C and it's been increasing each year." He then suggested I return to my post-op diet of about 700 calories a day and I had to push to get a referral to a dietitian. Not that the dietititan was any use when I had GD, nor indeed have they been able to help my mum at all with her diabetes. Fortunately, I bumped into the Diabetes nurse on the way out and she advised me to see the Diabetes lead, so I have an appointment in a couple of weeks. As a healthy, fairly active, slightly overweight (seriously, I blame my boobs for that!) person who's had GD and with family history of late onset, what should I be doing? What can I expect from the GP? Are there questions I should be asking? Thanks.