Can someone help me? I was diagnosed with type 2 a week ago, but with the Christmas break I've had no chance to ask any questions and I'm now in a very confused state. I've had this diagnosis and been sent away with some tablets and basic instructions on what to do and some stuff to read on line, but I have had this diagnosis out of the blue and I can't get any help anywhere because of the bank holidays.
My doctor says I need a second fasting blood test to confirm the diagnosis but sent me away with Metformin and said to take them straight away. She said to get the second blood test done in March but won't the tablets effect the result of that blood test? Could that then change the diagnosis? I've also been reading about all these tests for eyes and feet etc but she didn't offer any of those. Do I need the second blood test to confirm the diagnosis first? Which brings me back to my first question.
I would be so grateful if anyone could help. I'm so confused and scared.