Was newly diagnosed with type 2 one week ago. My fasting level was 19.1. I was put on metformin and given a machine to test daily. I am slowly bringing it down and this morning my reading was 14.6. I know it will take a bit for the meds and diet to bring it down. I have cut almost all sugars out, guilty of adding one teaspoon to my one coffee in the morning and one tea at night, and hope to get to the point of cutting that out too. I changed to unsweetened iced tea, or water. I cut down on all my carbs, and no starches- no bread, potatoes, etc. With it now falling I am feeling better- no extreme thirst, bathroom runs, and my vision has lots all the blurriness. I am feeling like I have a low grade flu- and wondering if it could be my body adjusting to the new levels. I only have a slight headache from the meds and hope that goes away in time. I am trying to get a handle on this and have been reading the web to learn what I can. I still have my bouts of " OK- I can deal with this" to " this was just a fluke reading and it will go away". I know it will not and I am being responsible about it. Bedtime is the worst as I lay there in tears with my mind running full tilt, knowing this is going to take work and life long adjusting, but I will get through it. I already deal with clinical depression, IBS, and acid reflux, so it was just another thing to add to my health list. It does get easier over time to deal with, right?