Hi Wallis, thank you for your reply, and for clearing that up for me. I rang for my results yesterday, and was told that the doctor was requesting me to make a telephone appointment with him to discuss them. I'm doing that this morning. So obviously something is not right, but I'm hoping the news is not TOO bad otherwise surely he would have asked me to go in personally and see him? Maybe I'm clutching at straws here...
I don't think it's shameful to go onto insulin; it's just fear. I have a needle phobia, for one thing, and I am extremely frightened of injecting too much and reacting to it, or having a hypo. I also don't want to gain weight as it's the last thing I need. I need just the opposite. I guess it's only the stuff most people go through on diagnosis, so I know I am not alone. But it's still extremely frightening, especially as I am an anxious natured person anyway. So....all in all....if I can try, at least for a while, with diet and exercise, and possibly oral meds, then I would like to be given the chance.
Anyway, I guess I'll soon find out, later this morning
Thanks for your advice