So today I had my first visit with my doctor since diagnosed, and to say I was underwhelmed is an understatement firstly she told me 'well done for spotting the signs and speaking my concerns about diabetes' when in fact i had a routine blood test and the doctor diagnosed me over the phone! Secondly she asked if the doctor had taken my blood pressure - refer to previous statement! Then she told me we'll put you on metformin, tell the nurse to send you on a course. Oh you'll get your feet and eyes checked annually, and you'll see the nurse in future. I had expected to come away with something informative to read! She didn't tell me when I'll need to see the nurse! I wasnt expecting to be in there for hours, getting every single piece of information I needed, but would have liked to have come away with some form of info but she told me my hbac1 was 53, my cholesterol was ok and my liver too. Oh and I'll be seeing a dietician some time next year. That' that then!