Hi All Last ApriI I was diagnosed Type 2 following a visit to my Heal Centre for a 'Well Man' clinic. The subsequent Glucose test along with an HbA1c showed my level at 63.0 mmol.mol. On a retinal scan traces of diabetes were found but only level R1. Since then through diet and limiting/reducing my sugar intake I have lost about 6/7kg in weight and my average blood sugar level has been reduced from 6.23 last April to 5.57 at the end of August. This was established using Free Style Lite Testing Strips which I used once each day before meals varying each day between pre-breakfast, pre-lunch and pre-dinner. This week I had a second HbA1c test which confirmed my level at 56 mmol.mol which, according to the information I have obtained online, in non-diabetic. That said, my GP who specialises in diabetes recommends that I start taking one metformin tablet each day to further reduce my HbA1c level ideally to 50. Unless it is necessary, I don't really wish to start taking continual medication and would prefer control being by diet and excercise. My question is, should I follow my GP's advice ? I would really appreciate peoples thoughts. Many thanks from a Newbie Diabetic !