Hi All. Recently diagnosed with Type 2 after a routine blood test & am quite shocked & angry at the way it was handled & the advice given to me by my GP practice nurse. I was just sent away with a handful of literature, told to buy the Carbs & Cals book & effectively left to get on with it. Have others had the same experience? The standard advice was to eat smaller portions & to eat 5-a-day but having done some reading & having gained a little understanding, fruit is very high in carbs when the best practice seems to say as few carbs as possible. Also told rice is bad and white particularly so but reading the labels seems to indicate that there's little difference (& similarly for bread). Same story for meat, where I was told to eat more white meat & fish, yet red meat also has high protein/low carbs. I've been offered the standard DSE 'DESMOND' course but is it worth it or will I get more of the same seemingly poor advice?