I have some good news to share! Through dieting and exercise i have been able to reduce my weight and A1C from 12.5% to 4.9% and have held that for several months. My doctor wants to see what happens if I stop taking the meformin (1000mg/day). I don't know if I'll be able to permanently be able to stay off the medication, but It's amazing I have came this far. I really think this forum has helped guide me to successful management of my diabetes, and change my habits in general!! As for what I did to lose the weight and lower my numbers: Kept my meals around 20carbs, along with a good amount of protein. No carbs before 10am (I'm super sensitive when I first wake up) Tried to exercise at least 30 minutes a day. Cut out almost all sugary beverages, candy, breads, pasta, chips, etc. Kept my cheat meals to a minimum. I know that doesn't sound like a lot, but it is and it's super effective. My lifestyle is overall healthier then when I was diagnosed. In a way I owe diabetes in that it made me get into shape, eat right, and promise myself to live a better life.