Hi all I have just been diagnosed with type2 on Thursday 10-05-12 nurse has put on Metformin, after 3 blood test first showing 7.1, second showing 5.2, and third showing 6.9. I was sent to hospital for the fasting blood test results being before drink 5.1 after 3 hours it was 11. I have been feeling tiered for some time but nothing I would call debilitating, and I have been putting it down to driving 11/2hr each way to work and doing a days work on top, I am 51 and 5' 10" tall and weigh 16,5st which is overweight I know, my job as Project Manager involves a fair bit of walking each day but I guess more exercise would not go amiss, I show no other symptoms to my knowledge. Have they got it right, have I got diabetes or are they just going the easy route. Am I in denial or what, because I sure as hell do want to face the prospect of my future with it, after reading some stuff in books and on here my head is a mess I find the prospect daunting and confusing to say the least, my Mother in law has Type 1 which she got at 40 after the birth of her last child 9 in total, and she has had to have laser treatment for her eyes she has now gone blind in one eye. And that is putting the fear of Christ in me. What do I do.