Hi to all, This is my first post - here or anywhere else - so apologies ahead of time for if I get stuff wrong. This forum is fantastic and thank you all. You are supportive, informative, encouraging, funny, clever and so much more. I was diagnosed T2 in 2006 and have largely had to educate myself about diabetes. Since finding you 2 weeks ago I have spent so much time here and learned masses and I can't understand why my Diabetic Nurse woman didn't direct me here. Perhaps because you are a UK mob - who knows, but I am really glad to have found you and hope to be able to contribute along the way. I particularly like the funny pages and have had a good laugh (again thank you). So good and so cathartic. Anyway - started insulin two weeks ago. Only 14 units once daily at this stage but the doctor thinks I'll go up to 20, which is still a low dose I know but I was disappointed that my strict diet and exercise regime is no longer sufficient. Did I mention that I'm a bit of a control freak? At least about myself. I don't really know what else to say, being new to this whole 'post' thingy, so if there's bits left out that should have been included, and you would like to know then please do ask. One question - I assume there is a bit somewhere where the protocols/etiquette/ customary stuff is explained so could someone direct me there please? Don't want any blotted copybooks before I even get going. Thanks.