I was just diagnosed as well, on Friday. It came as no surprise; Type 2 Diabetes runs on both sides of my family. My doc is also diabetic, so she's very reassurring. She started me out on Metformin, to go with diet and exercise. I've been expecting this diagnosis for so long, it actually came as a bit of a relief. Is it wrong that this new journey seems kind of exciting? I'm looking forward to learning everything I can and living a healthy life. I have an acquaintance who has lost a leg to the disease.