Hi Bear, personally I think you will learn everything you need to know as you read back through all the posts on this forum. I found more up-to-date and relevant information from everyone here at HW than I did attending the nutrition class here in town. Of course, there may be wonderful classes elsewhere, but it seems in the classes I attended they were stuck on the ADA guidelines, so I don't attend them anymore. I've read everything I can online and in several publications. I've been controlling my blood sugar with only diet and exercise successfully so far and I can thank all the people who post on this forum for that because I've learned so much from them. Everyone is at a different stage of this disease, some on meds, some not, some type 1, some type 2 and so on, so naturally you'll find variants of diets, too, but you'll find what works for you I'm sure. And when you need answers, you will get them from people who are going through or have gone through exactly what you are going through now. When I changed what I ate everyday, I saw my blood sugar drop within days. Good luck and ask questions! There's always someone who knows what you're going through.