Hi everyone, I was diagnosed on Friday with Type 2. I was stunned but also relieved as it explained why I had been feeling so poorly for such a long time. I discovered today my readings on Friday were 14 for my blood glucose and 97HbA1c! Dr said I'd had this for a long time, not sure how long but my last glucose test was done in 2010 when it was ok. I've been put on 3 lots of tablets, one is for my cholestorol and then Metmorfin and Glyclazide. My nurse today issued me with a blood testing kit with all the little needles and test strips and said they will top up my prescriptions free of charge so very lucky in that area. I'm going on a course for four half days at my local hospital also. Then my Diabetic Nurse will call me once a week. So now I'm feeling overwhelmed with all the new info and am trying to work out what I can and cant eat. Id started a diet 2 weeks ago, low carb and eating much healthier and so now I know this news I'm determined to keep going. I have three stone to lose so just as well. What confuses me though is I've been reading so much on this site over the weekend about having cream in coffee and full fat butter etc....how can I lose weight if I'm eating foods high in fat? I really am at a loss as to what I should be eating to bring my levels down and lose the weight. Is it mainly low sugar content and low carbs I need to be aiming for? And is there is guideline I should be looking at when checking food labels as to what the recommended amount is for carbs, fat, sugar content? Sorry for the long post, so much I want to ask really but I know I will have invaluable help on here from you all in the coming weeks. Many thanks for reading.