Its pretty simple. Starches, Sugar, MaltoDextrin, Processed Foods and Caffeine all negatively effect your blood sugar. Eating just a little processed food is enough to shoot your BG past 7 mmol/l. The same can be said for most starches and caffeine. My step-Dad is type 2 and my mother lets him have bread, potatoes, cows milk, fruit etc etc yet hes wondering why he still has high blood pressure. Its because he is not giving his Pancreas a rest. When you have a bad leg you give it the rest and relaxation which it needs in order to repair. The same can be said for your internal organs. If you want to get better you have to be disciplined. Let me put it this way. Imagine looking in the mirror and seeing a flat stomach line and the kind of body shape you had as a teenager. Imagine sitting down and able to tug your loose skin and think to yourself "I'm a fat burning machine". Imagine feeling above your chest and feeling rock hard muscle. And best of all ..... imagine not feeling hungry, tired and stressed. You have to take control if you truly want to get better. No one is going to wave a magic wand for you and no amount of metaformin is going to make you better. Its just a bandage. You need to repair your Pancreas/Liver while you can because there will come a day when your be in the same shoes as a type 1 diabetic and from what I hear from my neighbour a few doors down it ain't fun. Its really expensive and those who depend on insulin are really scared in the UK at the moment because of Brexit etc. You can do this!