Hello, 35 year old woman in Australia, diagnosed yesterday with type 2, and this is my obligatory introductory post. No idea how long I've had it, and no idea what my blood stats are, as my GP didn't have time to go over all of that, she did an on the spot finger prick and it was 12 point something which she said confirmed what the blood results were I went to my GP to change my birth control as I was having some irregular bleeding, and she ordered some general blood tests. She called me yesterday asking me to make an appointment to see her and I was able to take some time off work. She told me the high blood sugar levels show I have type 2 diabetes, which isn't surprising as I am overweight and do eat sugar, but I haven't noticed any the symptoms such as thirst, blurred vision (or maybe I did and just didn't know as I've worn glasses for short sightedness since I was eight and maybe my prescription changing slightly in the last seven years was because of diabetes) or slow healing sores, etc. But I know that not everybody gets the symptoms though, and the blood doesn't lie. My GP didn't have enough time to talk to me properly yesterday so made a long appointment for two weeks time, and said in the meantime to cut out all sugars and carbs, including all fruit except maybe an apple every few days, and any artificial sweeteners. She said she wasn't going to put me on Metformin immediately, and I don't know any of my blood count details, I assume we'll be going over that in a fortnight. (She also said to cut out all salt but I'm not going to do that, sorry, because I researched last night and it looks like salt doesn't raise blood sugar it's just worries about hypertension which I don't have, and I know I will not be able to commit to changing how I eat if I have to cut out all flavouring and just eat unseasoned vegetables for the rest of my life.) When I told my boyfriend he broke up with me, saying how disgusting and unhealthy it was and he couldn't be attracted to me or be with me anymore. So I'm going to see at the next appointment whether my doctor says I'll be able to manage with just exercise and diet and if so I'm going to keep this a secret as I really can't deal with the shame and stigma right now. My mother thinks I'm enough of a failure as it is, LOL. It looks like when you have type 2 pretty much any health problems you have are linked back to that, so I'm guessing that was what the bleeding was. And my now ex BF told me that when I had an "over the top" reaction if he did something I didn't like, that was clearly because of the diabetes because type 2 makes you have mood swings and be irrationally angry. I'm still in shock over the break-up so haven't had time to think about whether that's true and all our fights have been because I was diabetic and didn't know it so just over-reacted when he would say he was going to do things and didn't do them, or lied to me, or criticised me, etc. I was up until 3 this morning browsing through this forum, very glad it exists!