My name is David and I've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes for about two years now. I'm really glad to have found this informative forum (during a Google search of "white coat syndrome" actually). It was a bit of a shocker when I was first diagnosed, being in my early 30's and only a little overweight at the time. Also, perhaps because I was still in that "early" stage, I really didn't feel any of the usual symptoms of diabetes that my doctor was telling me. (even now that my level is under control with medication, I don't really feel any different from before). But still I guess it's a good thing because this has motivated me to take better care of myself in terms of dieting and exercising.