I was disgnosed with Type 2 last Monday, July 26. My sugar was 321. I was put on Metformin (500 mg twice a day). This is how I got diagnosed: I went to an urgent care clinic for a UTI, and they noticed sugar in my urine so they decided to test my blood sugar. The nurse came in and took my blood sugar, got the 321, and walked out the door. The doc stuck her head in the door, said "yep, you got it (meaning diabetes)" and left again. The nurse came back with my prescription for the metformin, a moniter, test strips, and lancets and sent me on my way. No one talked to me about anything! Both of my parents are nurses and diabetic, so I got a lot of info from them. My question right now is how many carbs should I eat in a day? I am 33 yrs old, 5'6" and overweight (by about 100 pounds, but I have lost 25 lbs so far and am still losing). I have really lowered my carbs, and my blood sugar was 137 this morning. What carb count should I aim for? Thanks!!!