Couldn't wait to share my good news with my fellow members; just got back the results from my first blood work since diagnosis in mid-Jan. A1C fell from 11 to 6--so glad! Even more good news; all my previous bad results fell almost by 1/2! Cholesterol was 225 now 122; tris were 154 now 69. Amazing what losing weight and exercise can do--why didn't it click with me before it came to this?!! Oh well, I guess it was the kick in the ass I needed!