I have only just found this forum.I have had type 2 for 4 years now and my bgl is creeping up the last HbA1c was 8 so practice nurse has uped my metformin 500 from twice a day to three times. was told no sugar diet, come back in 3 months. Told to check blood levels when i feel unwell, and not on a regular basis.How often do you check yours? No sugar diet!!! this is fine until you look and see the amount of sugar in most foods. could anyone please tell me what amount of sugar i should be looking at when buying food. I have found most low-fat food has a high sugar content. Really need help now as i'm getting worried.