Hi folks, at the moment my gp says my type 2 can be managed by diet and exercise. However, I find exercise pretty painful (during and after) due to limited mobility caused by acute fibromyalgia symptoms. I have lost 3 stone since May 2014, slow.. but sure, but I am still morbidly obese bmi at 47 I am still very slowly losing weight, my fasting bloods range from 8.8 in the morning, the lowest so far was 6.4, seems to average around 7.7 Before bed it averages around 8.4, highest so far 9.4 My hbA1c was 52 in December. My gp says that I am doing well, but then I read other folks posts and it really makes me wonder if I am? I don't have any caffeine, don't smoke, don't drink alcohol, cut my carbs down but occasionally, 120 at most, I try and get out of my chair at least once an hour, often more for loo trips So... my main concerns are: if I can't lose enough weight quickly enough, how soon will it be before my gp says " it's time for some kind of meds"? Are there limits to your blood glucose levels, where a gp will say this? Is there anyone else that has been or is in a similar situation, that can help me make more informed changes to improve things? Would the first med be metformin? I am on simvastatin 10mg at the moment, which causes increased muscle pains, especially in my legs. GP initially prescribed 40mg but with having fibromyalgia, I seem to be so sensitive to a lot of meds, I managed to convince my gp to start me on a lower dose. I am glad I did too! Don't fancy the idea of having to increase the dosage of that, I would much rather take plant sterols, which I take alongside anyway. Seeing my gp on 11th February, and going to see if he says about testing my cholesterol again. It was 6.1 in December, ratio of 6.6 Gp convinced me to start the statins, he said it would reduce my chance of a stroke or heart attack by 20% My hypertension is under control with perindopril, bendroflumethiazide and doxazosin. 131/63 onJanuary 13th. Just realized that I have rambled on a bit... sorry folks, but I thought it a good idea to give yous as much information as possible, so if there's anyone who can associate with this situation, I look forward to hearing your observations.