I had my first review of my bloods after being diagnosed in early September. I was at 103 but now I'm at 66! Not where it needs to be but I'm very happy with where I'm at so far. I've been playing a bit fast and lose with my diet, mostly just cutting down on carbs, and I had a horrid time with meds; Metformin made me unbelievably sick, Glucophage made me worse (I thought I was dying), but I've found a balance with Alogliptin, which I've been taking since mid-October. I'm seeing my Diabetic nurse on Friday and I hope that she will be pleased with my progress. I'm returning to work on Monday after a 6 month absence. I had some severe mental health issues (severe depression, anxiety, agoraphobia), which were then compounded by my Diabetes diagnosis and other health complications. I finally feel well enough to go back to the "real world".