Aileen I was still working when I was diagnosed. I came home exhausted and would go to bed and sleep until 5pm. Went for my BP check gave a urine sample and found I was diabetic. Now I still get a bit tired but not as bad as I was before I retired. I try hard but have something sweet but like you I do not like those diabetic products. Hope your tooth is okay now I hate going to the dentist. Must admit I have not had any problems with Flu jabs since I retired.
I must have had it for quite a long time before I was diagnosed. I know I used to feel thirsty a lot, and should have had more sense and recognised the symptoms because my Dad and his mother both had Type 2. It was only when I went to my GP with an inexplicable numb sensation on part of my right foot that a test was done and my sugar level was so high I got an appointment at the Clinic within 48 hours - in fact it was so high they couldn't understand why I didn't feel really ill!
Tooth will be fine, thanks. A bit annoying though as I had all my own teeth until 5 years ago. However, I've still got a heck of a lot more than some people my age!