Hi, for years I've had blood tests and not been given scores, only the comment "diabetes is completely uncontrolled." (Which was quite true). This year I got a blood meter and started testing, I've been doing this since December 2014 and in January I started reading this forum. When I saw the diabetic nurse last week she was pleased with me!! I also got some results- Hb1c July 2014 9.8, January 2014 8.8, February 8.3. I have been trying to cut out carbs- no bread, cake, pastry, potatoes. I've only lost about 7 pounds, but I'm much happier because I suppose I'm doing something about my diabetes instead of just worrying. (I'm extremely stubborn). Anyway, I know I haven't lost much weight (and I really need to) but I wish I had found this forum years ago! Thanks everyone!