This is my first time on the forum so please forgive me if i haven't posted in the right place! I was diagnosed type 2 two weeks ago. GTT 12.8, got results of HBA1C today - 7.5. The DNS has decided to start me on Metformin 500mgs once daily then if tolerated increase to 1000mgs daily in 2 weeks time. I have adopted the low carb approach ( in fact started low carbing for weight loss on 4th Jan this year and have lost 18 1bs) I have one main concern so far - my legs feel so weak, especially when climbing stairs. I did mention this to the nurse today and she said it was because i was low carbing and i therefore need to increase my carbs and eat lots of potatoes and rice. ( i have got myself a meter and i am testing 4 times daily for now) i know that potatoes in particular raise my blood glucose quite considerably. Any thought please! i am a bit confused :?