Great article. I would personally just like to see every article for newly diagnosed type 2's include more information on finding help with their diet. I do wish physicians would set up classes for patients when they are diagnosed as part of the you have diabetes discussion, here is what we are going to do to help. Every type 2 should know that you need to call that number on the back of your insurance card when you are first diagnosed to find out if they will cover a dietitian without a Dr referral and if so, then they need to know to ask the insurance company to help them find one in their area and get class set up. Our insurance companies many times have diabetes programs as well and will offer discounts on gym membership, a dietitian that will help you by phone and a specialty diabetes nurse that will also guide you by phone. If a person isn't insured they can find diabetes classes that are free and dietitian taught, through their regional (not local) health department and that dietitian usually also travels in the area teaching classes. There is so much available to us all but newly diagnosed patients have no way to know where to start looking and generally are left feeling overwhelmed and confused.