thanks for the advice Andrew. I feel like I've been left a bit too because being told don't worry about the high readings just record them . I've had bloods on Thursday so will get my hba1c result at my review on Tuesday. I guess I might end up like you on insulin (only temporary hopefully!) I actually need to put weight and muscle on because I've lost nearly 2 stone when in hospital in DKA state a couple of weeks before being admitted. I'm spending a fortune on cooked fresh chicken and beef for snacks because I'm always starving! the only thing different to your advice is I've been told to always have carbs with every meal? approx 30g? I've requested a dietician referral and been told ive been referred for the Desmond course?