Well it's that time of life, you're nearing 50, if one in ten have there's bound to be someone in your social circle who has it. I've only found out in the past few months that 2 of the gang have also been diagnosed. One chap, let call him Philip, cause that's his name & none of you know him, got diagnosed about 3 years ago. Both his parents are T2s & he once tipped the scales at 30st so he was lock on, did well to avoid it until his mid 40s. He's lost about 6st & only takes Met, once he's in single figures he & his doctor are happy, last A1c was mid 60s which he reckons is OK. Both his parents are riddled with complications but he reckons the medications have moved on since their day so he'll be alright. Low carb to him is smaller portions but as we're talking about a guy who would start the day with 10 deli sausage rolls he's probably down to 5. Other chap is very well educated & up on the recent studies. He topped the scales at 21st at diagnosis but took it seriously & was back down to 14st 3 years ago. He was so motivated that he actually was in charge of our C25k program & was able to run sub 30min 5ks at one point. Then he pushed it attempting 10ks & adventure/quest running. During this period he was completely in remission, once posting a <30 A1c which was amazing. Unfortunately he injured his calf & became sofa bound for 6 months where he piled the weight back on. Despite eating low carb he was devouring massive portions & the occasional treat turned into the norm. He admits he was self destructing & saw it in his meter, he kept this secret from his wife who eventually found out & marched him to a Private Endo. Now he's become a huge advocate for Ozempic as it's been his magic bullet. I toyed with the idea about bringing up secondary drug failure with him but elected not to. I was on a stag recently with both these guys where they were devouring the pub sandwiches & baskets of chips. They are grow adults so I don't see it as my job to attempt an intervention. How are your friends with T2 faring or do you compare notes ?