Like "You're right Joan that you're the best advocate for your health, and that finding more information and learning about diabetes is the best thing you can do. Joan has a great suggestion to look for diabetes education classes and resources during November, which is Diabetes Awareness month. The American Diabetes Association has a lot of information online, and most hospitals also have programs this month. Medicare includes diabetes education and seeing a diabetes educator as part of reimburseable expenses, and you can often find a diabetes education program through your local hospital or by looking in the Yellow Pages. Plus of course folks here are very supportive and willing to share information. You've already started making changes to your eating habits, and that's an excellent start. ~Lynn @Glucerna"