Hello everyone I’ve been lurking around this forum for a while since my husband was diagnosed with type 2 last year. In 3 months he got his blood glucose levels down from in the 70s to 44 and we both lost some weight by adopting low carb eating . We have not been as strict as we should (complacency!) and his last test was around 50. I put weight back on so decided to get back on this properly to lose weight and stop the carb and sugar crashes. I had been diagnosed some years ago as prediabetic so decided to get blood tests from Thriva as the time needed for the doctors and their lack of knowledge of the difference between hdl and ldl cholesterol and their love for statins means any tests done there will be less than useful. I am 5 days in and feeling better already - 4lbs down but need to lose over 6 stone really ( although that will be a weight I haven’t seen since 18, I’m now 45!) My test results from Thriva are back and I was astounded that my HbA1c was 32.45. - I expected it to be higher. LDL is 3.2, HDL is 1.1 and trigs 1.4 so a bit of work to do on LDL and ratios . Also some borderline B and D vitamin results and some borderline liver results - I know I should drink a bit less and lose weight. So although I am not diabetic my husband is and I know cutting sugar and processed carbs is the way forward, and this forum has such great advice and recipes! Will retest in 3 months time and hope the HbA1c is still good and the cholesterol and liver results improve.