Hi I just signed up after coming across this site and hoping I can get some support and advice on what to do next I just feel bit lost. I have 3 daughters and was diagnosed with gestational diabetes with 2 of them last time was 3 years ago. I was on insulin and 5ablets with both as diet alone couldn't control it. Last year I was diagnosed as pre diabetic which I've been managing with diet alone since and was told to do annul blood tests and nothing else. I dont have a consultant or been to any hospital appointments which I was told I should have been monitored more carefully, is this true? Anyway I was suppise to do bloods this year in june but due to covid this wasn't possibly. Last week I went to a normal check up at gp the nurse said I needed to do my routine bloods soon as possible as was overdue. I went on tuesday morning and by late afternoon the gp receptionist called to book a phone appointment with doct first thing Wednesday. The nurse told me should be in within a week so I thought straight away something was wrong. When the doctor called in the morning he told me it cone back with type 2 diabetes. He didn't give me much info and I was not taking in the numbers he was saying. Also when I asked what's next he just said to try and control it with diet alone and next month I need to do more bloods. He d8dnt say anything about going to any appointments at the diabetes clinic or if I was going to talk to a consultant or dietician or 8f I was getting my results in writing. I feel like I've been told this and left alone and I'm not sure how this will affect my life in the future. Also I'm not sure what else I can do differently with my diet as I've been careful. Any advice would be appreciated? Also my cholesterol was high and I've since changed a few things to help with that too.