Hello everyone. I am so sorry I haven't responded to anyone in a long time, thanks for all your holiday and b-day wishes. I finally got my head out of my you know what and I am being very pro-active about the diabetes. I guess all I can say is I went almost a year in some sort of fog and denial, I can't explain why since I've had this since 1993. My Dad passed away in Jan of this year, maybe that gave me even a bigger reality check I suppose. Well finally after trying to avoid more vigorous treatment I asked my PCP in April to get me on a meal time insulin, and he immediately referred me to an endo(he was trilled, as before I balked at it even at his suggestion). Well an interesting story from there. I went to the first appointment April 23rd. This doctor just blew my mind. She had pencil and paper in hand listened to my history than went at what though was the best approach, showed me a goal of 6 is what I need complications vs not being there ect...all on paper. 1st doctor I've seen in years that has written on paper, oh but first she was almost calling 911 because of my high blood pressure. She couldn't believe how lax the treatment of it was from the pcp. On to the diabetes though. I told her I wanted to be on a meal time insulin. She listened but said we need to FFF "fix fasting first", so she drastically increased my dose of lantus and put me on victoza. I still questioned why not the meal time, again fff. So alas at that point I was ready to go with her plan. Well one follow up later, the majority of my BG's fasting are hover around 100 or lower and non fasting 120-140. I still have some spikes. I also test at least six times daily sometimes at random times to get a better idea of what is happening with food, exercise and the drugs I am taking(also taking met). WOW what a difference, and proof is in the pudding. Much more energy, less depressed. I've actually had to lower the lantus due to some hypos, the victoza is helping along with cutting carbs and exercise. My a1c in April before seeing her was 10.5. AT the fu she said just clinically she knows it would have dropped, so probably won't take it until this Junes fu. I had her do a c-petide test at the last fu, haven't herd back on that. She told me just clinically she believes me to be a type 2, but we will see what that test shows. The only one thing we haven't agree on is me going off simvastatin. I don't like the possible side affects. She said the any risks outweigh the benefits, but she said if that is what I want go for it, proof will be in my next cholesterol check. I will admit going out of the 1st appointment I was disappointed not to get on a regular insulin, but her assurances at that point did help. And she isn't going to rule it out as something that will eventually happen. ON the HBP note we did a ambulatory HBP monitor this past Monday June 4th. She will get back to me soon about those results. I can say that many of the tests were better than what I get in the office which might suggest "white coat syndrome". On a last personal note in addition to my cat ShowLow who was 5 in April I added another cat to the house on May 26th. Molly was given to me by a co-worker, who couldn't keep her anymore. She was originally a shelter cat, so I feel real good about this. So far they are doing very well. Though she might have some teeth issues(got her shots updated June 5th. Well that was kind of exhausting. I hope I can update this more often. Thanks for everyone's concern, sorry about not getting back sooner. I've been back lurking for a couple of months now. I hope you can read this, my spelling and grammar haven't improved much.