Like "Hi,I too am new at this.I was diagnosed last monday and put on metiformin 2x aday.At first had proplems with diarea but now its ok.I have type 2.All i no is im suppose to watch my sugar and carbs.I bought a 'DIABETES FOR DUMMIES" book and its giving me alote of info i can understand.I tryed to join a nutrisest group but my insurance wont cover it.I walk alote also.Started out at 247 blood sugar test was 191 this morning. So i no its working. Good luck"