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  1. I am so confused, I am 64 yrs old, size 16' always thought I was fairly intelligent as I held down senior management role successfully until I retired at the beginning of the year BUT, can I get a handle on this diabetes - NO!

    I was diagnosed probably about 3 yrs ago and buried my head in the sand since then, not totally as I did make some lifestyle and diet changes but clearly not enough.

    I was told at first that I had to cut out sugar, difficult with a sweet tooth and a husband in the sweet industry, so an endless supply of free goodies, but I did try.

    I was told to eat carbs, a small amount at each meal, now I have been told carbs are the enemy, so feel I have wasted time on the information given.
    I am on Metformin, taking 1 tablet of slow release. However my blood sugar in the morning is still high, should I eat late in the evening to stop getting hungry or eat early evening then nothing until morning?

    My blood this morning was 10, is that really bad?

    It's supposed to be under 7 but I just can't get it there, what do you all do?

    Help! (Thanks)
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