Hi Everyone, I just found this forum and am super glad to have a resource to learn more. I think right now I'm jusy hoping for a bit of hope... I'm not in the Uk currently, but I got a blood test done this week as I've been feeling so low and weak and not normal. Back in August all was well according to my last blood test. I'm 33, was around 74kg in August and noticed I lost weight around emd of January, where I was now nearer 70 and under. Im, very active and healthy...ok i enjoyed pizza and biscuits but didn't think it was to a level that would push me into diabetes.... This week, I had a blood sugar level of 365 mg. According to the chart thats about 20mmol. We are still waiting for results of other checks such as liver, iron etc, so I dont know my hbA1c yet but can't imagine it's good. The doctor told me it's type 2, gave me medication for a week and was told not to exercise and come back in a week to check again. Usually I train martial arts 4 or 5 days a week 1 to 3h, and walk a lot, but I rested and the next day I sat down a lot at work and took it easy, but I felt so so so horrendous. Went to a different doctor on the way home and they checked my level and it was 385, or around 21mmol. Was told to exercise. Went to training and got a glucose reader on the way and levels went down after training. I've been training pretty intensely all week and my level today was around 159 (8.9) from this mornings 303 (16.7?) (I am guessing due to a long lie, taking meds later and eating cornflakes for breakfast instead of oats and yoghurt as usual) Most of the week I was fluctuating between 200 to 300, having started 3 days ago to cut out carbs, sugar, upping protein and fat. So....from what I'm reading these numbers were pretty high. Is there any hope I'll be able to manage this via diet and exercise without medication some day or is it that my levels were so high originally, I just have to accept it now? I mean I love love love my exercise and when the first doctor told me I can't exercise, that was the worst part of my diagnosis, but since I found training helps, I'm very happy.....but now I'm a bit worried about rest days, it seems I can't take any rest days if I wamt my blood sugar to go down.... Apologies this is a bit long, I'm still coming to terms with it all and I'll have more test results next week but any insight would be appreciated. Thank you so much.