Hi all, I'm Jason, a newly diagnosed diabetic. Just thought I'd share my experience so far on this new path in life. Though still waiting for test results as to which type I am. I believe I've been diabetic for a few years though didn't want to accept it. I though I could manage it through diet. A few months ago I started getting pain in my legs. It got so bad I had to go to the doctors for first time in about 8 years. That's when diabetes was diagnosed. Now I'm on insulin and gabapentin for my neuropathy. Was in hospital on fluids for 3 days to flush out the excess ketones and lower blood sugar. Both were very high. This was a very humbling experience as never been in hospital overnight before. Made me realise how amazing our nhs is. The staff were amazing. They work so hard under difficult conditions to make you comfortable and help you get better. So, I've been home a few weeks, getting my blood sugar levels down slowly. Currently at 7.3 first reading in the morning. Its definitely a life changing experience and quite overwhelming at first. The good thing is though, that my former wife is diabetic, so I learned quite a bit when we were together. I've read a few posts here today and can see this is a good community to be a part of. I look forward to communicating with you all. Moral of this story I think, if there's something not right with your health, go see a doctor straight away. Don't wait a few years, when things are worse and the damage has already been done.