Like "Welcome to DC Ssguire, First I think that your doctor is not doing right by you. She should have told you what type of diabetes you have. To me it sounds like you have type1. In the 3 years she has been "treating" you she has not given you the tools that you need to help fight this devil. I think finding an Endocrinologist or another dr that is willing to work with you and send you for training would be a good idea. After attending a diabetes education class and getting a meal plan from a dietican I soon gained control. You will see much advice here on what and when to eat but a dietican is your best bet for learning how and what to eat. I thought many "healthy foods" were good for me but found out that they are not healthy for diabetics. Good luck and God bless, Mary"