I’ve been a T2 for a little over 18 months. Managing very well on diet and exercise only. My A1c at diagnosis was 11.8% (105 if I have my conversions correct), but I dropped it quickly to around 5% ( low 30s) following a moderate carb whole foods mainly plant based diet and getting plenty of exercise - something I did not do at all before diagnosis. My favorite exercise is long walks in the 800 acres of very hilly open space behind my house, hence the name. But I also lift weight 2-3x per week. I look forward to sharing tips for managing T2 and exchanging healthy recipes with fellow vegetarians.