Diagnosed Type 2 Monday after H1c of 57 - it was 41 last November. So a bit of a shock. I'm 69, retired and single, living alone with Tufty puss. Lots of advice from Diabetic Clinic at GP, plus been referred for an educational course at the Hospital plus retinal scan. The info is slowly sinking in and I've found a good App which measures calories, carbs, sugars, fats, sat fats, protein, fibre and sodium, so I can keep track of everything. I complete it the night before so I can plan - and get stuff out the freezer! Been given lots of targets to meet over the next 13 weeks. Don't think I can lose 30 pounds, but I'll have a shot at 21 pounds. Also got to get my BP down and aim to get the glucose levels back in the pre-diabetic range. Good job I don't have any holidays planned!