If you get the opportunity to take some classes in diabetes self management do so. Check with your local chapter of diabetes association to see what classes they offer. Your insurance should cover most of the cost if a doctor refers you to the classes. I live near Columbus Ohio (kind of a big city) and the local chapter offers a series of 4 classes. They usually cover medication and nutrition issues. Or call a local hospital and ask to talk to a certified diabetes educator, if they have one, they usually will sit down with you one on one and can answer most of your questions. I started out on pills and did fine for 5 years, I then needed insulin. This is a good website to gain information from. There are a lot of smart folks on here!New to the forum and to diabetes, I was told that I am Type 2 just before my 60th birthday. I met with a dietician but really didn't receive much information or maybe I've just thought of a lot more questions that I should have ask now that I've known for a bit longer. I was pretty much given a booklet and sent on my way??? I’m not taking any medicine an am only to test once a week, I’m not sure this sounds correct? I can’t remember what my fasting numbers were after the 4 hour test but I have a doctor’s appointment the first part of February and will ask. My morning fasting numbers run around 103 and a few times 120. I haven’t been doing the 2 hour after eating test but think I should just to get an idea of the reaction of different foods. I have lost about 18 pounds so far and was told I needed to lose a total of 30. I pretty much eat three meals a day with a snack around three in the afternoon. I’m still in that “NO SUGAR/CARBS” stage because I really don’t know what I’m doing. I will discuss taking a class or meeting with the dietician more often when I go back to the doctor. My mother was diabetic, pill form and I have one brother that takes shots. I’ve been trying to read and gather information so at least I can have a better understanding when I go back. Thanks for listening.