@chriskc I was diagnosed with diabetes at around the same age. Thankfully mine has been very minor, I take nothing for it. I have read that if you lose weight it can almost be reversed. I have lost a considerable amount of weight so I will be interested in seeing what my endocrinologist appointment turns up at the end of August. My A1c numbers are always under 6, have been as low as 4.9. I guess I am one of the lucky ones.
Good luck with adjusting to this. You do have to become more conscious of what you eat but it is doable.