Just going to have a rant, sorry :-( Last year I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and started on medication. I went through metformin (severe constipation and major weight gain), sitagliptin (major joint pain) and gliclazide (a month long headache). I came off all meds just before Christmas but eventually the diabetes nurse caught up with me again and started me back on metformin - slow release this time, but same symptoms as before (I put on 5 lbs in a fortnight, despite watching what I ate), Then came the insulin, at which point I discovered I have a total aversion to sticking a needle in myself and my husband didn't fare much better. Plus there were a couple of nasty hypos. I'm now back on the gliclazide and the headaches back with a vengeance. I'm now taking it twice a day as she wasn't happy with the fasting readings which were all under 7 and often under 6. They're now regularly under 5 but I've had a couple of hypos. I also have rheumatoid disease, osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism, and various other health issues. Don't get me wrong, I'm not contemplating suicide, but I really am at the point where I have no quality of life at the moment. Oh, and I should add, the diabetes nurse is scary! Any ideas what my next step should be?