I was diagnosed in April 2015 at 7.6 and was put onto Metformin. I was very depressed and angry and was determined to do something about it. I started following the standard NHS guidelines re diet and saw no difference in my BG levels. I then started following a low GI diet and saw no difference either. I then found the LCHF diet and with all the amazing help and advice from you lovely people, have managed to reduce my BG to 5.5 in July and am now down to 5.0. I went to my Doctor today to talk about coming off the Metformin. (I used loads of info gleaned from this forum and blinded him with science!) He called me his star patient and totally supported my decision. He did add a proviso in that I'll have another HbA1c test in four months to check on my progress. He also understands my need to test my reaction to new/different foods (although not enough to put the strips on prescription!). I'm determined to stay off the meds, so foresee fingers remaining pincushions for some time! All in all, I'm a happy bunny today so have had some kippers for lunch to celebrate - boy, am I a cheap date?! I just wanted to say thank you to those of you who have helped, either directly or indirectly. I've not posted a great deal, but am an avid reader! I'm going to stick with the LCHF way of life as it clearly suits me. Incidentally, it's also got rid of my foot neuropathy as well - result! Thanks again and wish you nothing but good stuff!