Hi all, Male, aged 50, 1.79 metres tall, hovered around 80-82 kilos. Last blood test about 2 and half years ago presented normal levels. Had my “old man” NHS test this year, with result of raised levels, so sent for a full blood test. Result from this (and pre-diagnosis) = Fasting Glucose of 16.8, which led to follow up. Diagnosed 3 weeks ago. Hba1c - 92 LDL - not available! HDL - 1.2 Triglycerides - 5.5 (Ratio 6.5) Cholesterol - 7.6 Mother is a diabetic I didn't really take it all in, but didn't want to be on meds... My wife had already found the Mosley Blood Sugar Diet following the glucose result, and we immediately went on the 800 calorie LCHF diet. Having read the book and various fora I thought that I'd try the diet route first, as I didn't (and still don't) want to be on meds forever. Doctor prescribed: Metformin, 500mg x 1, building to 500mg x 2 after 2 weeks. Atorvastatin - 10mg x 1 at night I stuck to 1 Metformin, with no side-effects, and didn't start the statin (was still confused on that one). 3 weeks on BSD started at 79.3kg, lost 3kg to go down to 76.4 today, taking me down to BMI of 24, and lost 5.5cm from belly. Loving full-fat greek yoghurt with berries for brekkie, salad, peppers, toms, and onion with tuna/chicken/turkey for lunch, and a new found appreciation of (some) veg, oh and eggs and bacon, cauliflower rice. Would say I’m currently on 50-75g carbs per day, mostly nearer 50-60. No bread, no beer, no potatoes, some red wine at the weekend – and one day off the wagon (company away day, where you need a few beers to survive, and beer = reduction in willpower, so ate mashed potatoes and a dessert!). Was pleased with how things were going, but went back to Docs today and what I hadn’t really taken in first time was that as I wasn't particularly overweight and had no history of symptoms she feared/fears I may have a version of late-onset diabetes. She said that diet will of course help, but has asked me to build up to 4 x Metformin, by increasing by 1 each week, and to start the statins straight away. She also thinks that I’ll always be on Metformin or some equivalent. They’re going to give me a monitor on Friday and teach me how to use it, and have another liver/Hba1c in 3 month’s time. So, I agreed to follow medication directions, but feeling a bit down today as some outside hope of being able to control this thing with diet rather than meds doesn’t sound like an option for me. Anyone else in the same situation as this?