I've just been diagnosed and had my first Dsn visit. I wasn't to surprised as I've been prediabetic for 3 years and, owing to family problems, have been living on junk food and takeaways for the last 6 months. Several family members have diabetes so I'm pretty familiar with it. I was very impressed with my visit. The nurse was very informative. She has referred me to DESMOND, given me an appointment for a retinopathy scan, booked me in for a foot inspection and another appointment to see her in 3 weeks. She said I didn't need a monitor so not to buy one as I would be given one for free if she felt I needed it and not to take notice of any of the 'weird' diets as they're not sustainable. She did tell me to make changes to my diet such as changing to wholemeal bread and pasta, eating more veggies, lean meat and fish and having regular meals. All in all I thought it was a very helpful visit.