I left hospital today having gone in with DKA 2 days ago. Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I know nothing about diabetes and although I have been given lots of information and been told I will get plenty of support- tonight I feel frightened and unprepared for what is to come. I have insulin and metformin to take and I have a blood sugar monitor. Tonight my reading is 19.5 which seems high ( although I don’t really know what the numbers indicate) . Can I have a glass of milk ? Will that make my blood sugar go up even more? The hospital said not to worry about the numbers but that is easy for them to say. Why have a blood sugar monitor if not to worry about the numbers. This seems like a life changer to me. To make mattters worse, today was the day my husband and I were supposed to be leaving for a 6 week retirement trip. So yes, I’m miserable- any words of advice or comfort would be appreciated.