Like "Looking for advice? The first thing that I would suggest (as others have already) is not to diagnose yourself but rather to have a fasting glucose test. This will diagnose you officially but also help you watch for cholesterol, kidney issues and other blood levels that will be important to your care. I was diagnosed as diabetic with a 135 reading but not on medication/insulin at this time. My doctor suggested more exercise, less weight, and no natural sugar. Guess what? I'm down 23 pounds and have learned a heck of a lot from the wonderful people here in a short period of time. So, that's my first point is to get tested with a fasting glucose lab work. Your initial reading could have been at a wrong time and you may not be diabetic at all but having a family history of diabetes means that you should educate yourself because that's one risk factor (not a diagnosis but one of many risk factors for diabetes) to concern yourself with. I am not on medication/insulin for diabetes. I am on meds for blood pressure and cholesterol however. You don't have to be overweight to adopt a healthy diabetic type of lifestyle (I don't like the word diet) which includes diet and exercise. It doesn't matter if you walk, run, throw horseshoes or swim exercise is exercise... get your heart and metabolism working with what you enjoy. You don't need to join a gym or buy a soloflex. Dance while you clean the house. Throw a frisbee at your kids. Anything more than nothing is something. Want more advice? Test. Keep your eyes on foods you love and what foods love you. Get rid of the sugared products around the house not only for you but for your kids and hubby as well. Learn to swap but never give up. There are low cal, low carb, but high taste all kinds of things. Drink lots of water... it's cheap!!! Learn about portion control to cut back on abundant meals. Eat to live instead of living to eat. It's the memories, not the calories, that make your family time fun. Now is a great time to talk to your other family members about diabetes because it does or may affect them. Did you know the there is a higher risk of diabetes from siblings than from parents??? Hmmm. I could go on and on with facts and figures but this is a journey that cannot be answered in any ONE post. I've done a lot of reading and a lot of googling and have written a lot of messages to the friends on my "friends" list here (they know who they are). Please feel free to write me anytime, hook up as a friend, and get yourself on the yellow brick road to controlling your health. You may meet people without hearts, without courage and without brains but there's no place like home. Welcome home!!! "