Hello everyone, I had a type 2 diagnosis this morning and feel very alone and scared. After reading for most of the day about type 2, as too upset to work, I feel reassured that there's a group I can talk to. I feel ashamed and embarrassed to have this condition. I'm 45, a couple of stone overweight bmi of 29 - have been since my mid late 30s. I carry my weight on my belly. I have carbs (pasta, bread) and cheese a lot, but eat lots of veg and fruit too. Recently took up running and do 5k 2/3 times a week. The experience at the Drs was horrible - he said I have diabetes, gave me a measurement of 83 and said normal was 48. It was just mentioned as matter of fact, given print out and meds. I asked the Dr about chances of reversing it as I'd seen a lot about it in media, but he didn't want to talk about that and said a change of diet might help but I need to start meds. I felt patronised and like I was a waste of space to him. I really don't want to take the pills. They sound horrible. I want to do low calorie or low carb and see how I go. The sheet he gave me on diet was just a normal diet with no latest advice. I bought a blood sugar reader today and have had a mixture of results from 8.8 - 11.9. Also got reversing diabetes book from Amazon. All in all, it's been a depressing day. Hope I will feel more positive as I try to deal with this and lose the weight.