As I mentioned in another post, I just had a physical exam (my last one was 9 years ago). Although I haven't been showing any symptoms, I had a suspicion I was a prime candidate for type 2 diabetes (I'm 6ft, 275 lbs (125 kg) and my BMI is off the charts). Although I'm medically classified as obese I walk a lot so I guess I thought I wouldn't get diabetes. Wrong. I took a fasting blood test and it came back at 13 (normal range is 4 to 7). I'm getting another blood test done just to confirm, but I think my doc is pretty sure since he has set up an appointment with a diabetes educator. When I was told I had diabetes I was shocked, then sad, then mad at myself for not losing weight. My wife has been bugging me to get in shape for years, but I didn't. I feel that I have let her and myself down. While I wait to meet with the diabetes educator and nutrionist, I am freaking out. I Bbought a paif of good trainers and have begun walking three times a day for 40 minutes at a time, am doing light weight training and have stopped drinking alcohol and restricting my eating to veg, peanut butter and fish. I want to get this disease under control ASAP and am committed to do whatever it takes...i'm just not sure what that is. Feel free to let me know if I am overreacting.