Age 54, diagnosed a couple of weeks ago. Actually don't know for sure yet because I was too taken aback to ask the Doc, but I assume it's type 2 unless I find out otherwise. Will ask when I have my 'diabetes for dummies' RN session next week. I've found the 'what to ask the diabetic nurse' checklist on this site and I'm sure that'll be really useful. I was already on a calorie-counted deficit and exercising before diagnosis, and I'm getting good pretty progress with that but I'm now in the process of re-jigging it to focus less on lifting weights and more on a balance of general fitness. I'm still a bit heavy at 113.5kg for running and pull-ups to be either pleasant or in the latter case, even possible yet. I'm finding this forum tremendously useful already though. It's helped me be prepared for a fight to get access to blood glucose monitoring on prescription and that kind of stuff. So basically ... hi !