Hi there, just found this forum. My name is Mark. I have put this in the newly diagnosed section, because basically after 3 months of being diagnosed it has suddenly hit home that I have diabetes. If you say it fast, then it doesn't seem real, and up to yet there had been no physical problems as a result of it. Seems hard to understand, even though deep down I knew I was doing damage to myself by eating the wrong things. I haven't just completely ignored it, I have changed my eating habits, but I have to admit I have still eaten some of the things I shouldn't be eating, and I know I shouldn't be too. I am type 2, and diet controlled (for now at least) I have to say the information that was given me by the nurse wasn't all that great. She gave me a leaflet with some advice on, which basically said I should eat breads and pasta's as usual, which goes against a lot of what I have read. I really do want to get my act together and try and sort this out now, but in all honesty, so much advice flying around out there, don't know where to start, or what to believe. My eye test came back as fine a couple of months back, so that was great news, so I really want to control this as much as I possibly can. The past few weeks I have had a numbness in 3 fingers on my right hand, and a few of my toes are sore I also have a little scab on my ankle which I have no idea where it came from, it's not getting any bigger, but it doesn't seem to be healing. All of these are a worry with diabetes, off to the docs to get it all checked out tomorrow. Any advice would be welcome Thanks Mark P.S I have been given no information, or any way of testing my blood sugars, is this normal ?