I too was diagnosed with Diabetes in November and was terribly scared. I immediately went on Atkins Induction and began losing weight. My BG levels have been gradually dropping and I hope when I get to a normal weight they will be in the normal range. I'm not on any meds yet. First A1c was 6.4. I'm hoping the next one is in the 5s. I eat almost no carbs except green leafy salads, olives, avocado, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers,, celery, and a bit of onion. I limit artificial sugars since some can affect BG Levels. I do NOT eat anything processed anymore. Just whole, real food. It's amazing what a clean diet can do. I keep my carbs below 20 g every day to get lower BG levels. For inspiration, I have read Dr. Bernstein's book on diabetes, David Mendosa's diabetes blog, most of the low carb books, and follow many other low carb physicians and scientists. I have a significant amount of weight to lose and stalled on Atkins, so I switched to a higher fat and less protein, while still keeping carbs below 20 (Nutritional Ketogenic diet). This has helped reduce my BG levels and restarted my weight loss. I exercise daily and feel so much better. Research the low carb blogs and you will notice that many of them are by or for people with diabetes. Sorry you are struggling with BG levels...keep staying on track and think of your goal to be actively engaged with your kids, grand kids and husband for a long time!