Hi, I was diagnosed this Thursday with type 2 diabetes with a blood glucose level of 101. The following day, I discovered a med I was taking for oral thrush ( which is what took me to the doctors in the first place contained sugar). I called the GP and spoke to the head doctor at the practice, firsy he said type two do not need to test their own blood sugar levels ( seems to be outdated view). What really upset me, is that he mentioned that blood tests I'd had done in 2014, which diagnosed Anaemia, also showed a " risk" for diabetes, I'm assuming this means I was in pre diabetic range. He went on to say that policy in 2014 meant that it wasn't taken further, though this policy was changed in 2016. So as I see it, for three years I was pre diabetic and they didn't bother telling me. Can't get my head round this. Is this normal practice? Also is it usual for blood pressure to be off the scale at diagnosis? I've never had an issue before with BP, but it's sky high at the minute and really concerning.