Hi, to state the obvious.......I'm a newbie.....my head's still swimming and I'm just looking for the way forward. I've read lots of your posts and information.....which are brilliant for total beginners like me. I found my GP confusing, to say the least, he told me I'm diabetic based on my HbA1c and symptoms but went on to say I needed a further test to confirm. I asked if that meant that I might not be Diabetic but he said the diagnosis was certain?!?...I'm currently waiting for my test result but have been sent away with no further advice at present until the result's in....apart from "lose weight & exercise" which seems a little non-specific in regard to diet. I don't want to believe it...although I know it's true....I imagine many people feel the same way at diagnosis....but I feel I should be doing something more than waiting for a result. Has anyone had a similar experience? Thanks for reading.