Hi - recently diagnosed type 2. Been on metformin for a month. Just had first visit with surgerys practice nurse who is apparantly a diabetic expert. I found it odd that she didnt seem to be too bothered about my daily double vision episodes, lost sensation in two toes on my left foot, chronic night sweats and chronic muscle fatigue - aside from my mental thirst and high urination output. She has just upped my metformin to 850 twice a day. She also advised against testing my blood sugar levels on a regular basis and said that I should only rely on their blood test every 3 months. Is this normal? No advice on diet or anything. She did give me a card with details of a local diabetic group I can attend - like AA or some kind of addiction council clinic. I just want to know whether I should go somewhere else and pay to be tested privately etc and to see if there is any lasting damage being done to my nerves or eyesight. I would rather have sight and mobility than blind, imobile and a succesful lawsuit against the practice. She essentially said, if you were really bad, you'd be really ill. My BS bobs about around the 29 mark - which is a bit high!!!! Any help for a newbie would be gratefully received. I have embarked on the low carb diet on here by the way and regularly test my BS - its mine and I wish to own it.