Hello I was wondering what levels your hpa1c were before some form of medication was given? Like Metformin? I was diagnosed last year with hpa1c at 51 going down to 49, 2 weeks later after a retest. After 3 months going hard at it dieting (LCHF) and exercising (treadmill) I lost a stone and at my next test was down to 42, normal levels. I then gave up smoking, gained most of the stone back and the next test I was back up to 49. My last test, 2 days ago I was 51 (I know I’ve not been good the last 3 months and been on holiday). I find it hard exercising and working 50 plus hours a week in a Job where I sit all day. I’d rather not take pills and am getting back on track again but what level were you all when you were given medication? I am panicking myself worried I am failing to control it.