Hello. My name is Sheila. I have recently been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (3 weeks ago). I was very upsett when the doctor told me. My HbA1c is 110, which the doctor said is life-threatening. Both my paternal grandmother and my father had diabetes. I have taken the diagnosis very seriously. I've stopped drinking anything other than filtered water, sparkling water, tea and coffee. I no longer eat any cakes, desserts, biscuits or chocolate. I make sure I buy lots of fresh vegetables and a variety of fresh fruit. One thing which I have found extremely helpful is to register for the Diabetes UK Learning Zone. I would thoroughly recommend it. Once you have entered your personal details and completed the introduction and first exercise, it them unlocks twelve different sections. You choose which section to complete and as you progress, your work is saved. If you return to the Dashboard you can see your Profile and where you have got to in each section. Another thing which I have done is found my nearest Diabetes UK local group. I attended my first meeting last night, "Clinical Panel: Answering Your Questions". It was very helpful to meet other diabetes sufferers, to listen to their questions and to get help and advice myself from the professionals. These includes a podiatrist, a dietician, a specialist diabetic nurse and a GP specialising in diabetes care at a local hospital. I would thoroughly recommend joining a local group for help and support. This is all very new to me and I am learning fast. I hope my comments will be helpful to anyone else who has been newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.