Hello I was diagnosed with diabetes two weeks ago and I am so confused. I first went to the doctor's for carpal tunnel and they tested me "just in case." Well, my blood sugars came back really high (74), but as I am only 25 years old and my bmi is terrible (not great, mind) they didn't believe so tested me again. It came back at 75 so they confirmed that I had diabetes. They know it's not type 1 but they don't want to confirm it as type 2 yet. They gave me a load of leaflets about eating healthy and what foods to avoid until I see a specialist. I've been trying my hardest and I've already lost half a stone. I am struggling though as I have a massive sweet tooth, but I don't know what I'm allowed to eat until I see the specialist. The referrals seem to be taking forever as I've only got my eye screening confirmed. I've also been signed up to a programme called dice, which I hope will help but it isn't until mid March. Does anyone have any advice on what to do in the mean time? Also, how do I deal with this life long condition? I'm feeling really overwhelmed at the moment and I don't know what to do!