For the newly diagnosed and those struggling to make sense of all the do's and dont's of diet and treatment etc of this disease, there is a great article in the "All You" magazine dated Issue 11, November 16, 2012. This magazine, published monthly is available only at Walmart or by subscription.
Diabetes has been a major part of my life for over 40 years. Daughter was just 10 when diagnosed. I well remember all the questions and confusion of the first year or so of balancing her insulin with diet and activity.
In recent years, diabetes, especially type 2, has gotten a lot of attention. I am sure persons newly diagnosed, have a lot more helpful resources available today than when my DH was diagnosed 20 years ago. This article covers the basics very well. And it exposes the many myths and truths of diabetes that will help the newly diabetic make decisions about their care.