Sorry you have to be here, but yes you will find support and advice that is invaluable. We were kind of "eased" into it, we just happened to catch Hudson's blood sugar one day, a random test because I had a meter here. We watched it for a month and "controlled" via diet, and thought he was strictly Type 2 based on his weight (even though we had been working on him losing some for 4 months at that point). Took him to the dr. the day after Thanksgiving, and he had a lab draw & glucose test on 12/3. It has been a ride since then. You will find your way through the emotions, eventually, but don't expect it to be fast. I find myself going through the range almost daily it seems. Hang in there.