I'm a bit confused by my gp appointment. Having had fasting glucose in the 8s and an Hb1ac of 50 the practice nurse told me that I have type 2 diabetes. She advised me to make an appointment with my GP. I have been low carbing with pleasing glucose levels. I can see a steady reduction from January. My GP says that as my current levels are good then I'm not diabetic. He will retest Hb1ac in a couple of months. If there are 2 concurrent highs then I am diabetic. I'm hoping that by the time of the test my test will indeed be in normal range. My question is "does the diagnosis make any practical difference?" I know from my cheat days I will need to continue low carbing, that's not the issue. The reason I initially tested was that I was experiencing eye pain and blurry vision. If I'm not diagnosed I won't get the full diabetic support./ investigations. There may be other issues I don't know. Does anybody have any views on the value of an official diagnosis if I intend to look after my diet? Many thanks for picking through my rambling question.