I've been lurking on these forums for a couple of months and thought it was time to say hi. Three months ago I was diagnosed with type 2 with an a1c of 14.3% and fasting blood sugar of 16.5. Did a lot of searching the internet for information and quickly found this site and I've seen what a fantastic community you are. I read Dr. Fung's "The Diabetes Code" and thought it made a lot of sense so I started practicing intermittent fasting and reducing carbs. Just saw my doctor this week, 45lb lighter and with an a1c of 6.2% and glucometer readings all within the normal range. Not taking any meds (stopped taking Metformin when I began fasting as it didn't agree with me on an empty stomach.) Dr. says that makes me his 6th patient in his 35 years of practice to achieve that kind of success! I just wanted to thank you all for all the information, encouragement, and support, even though it wasn't directed at me.