Like "i was dianosed sept 30, 2012. I went from A1C of 10.4 to a 6.7 (last week of Jan) I am only on 1000 mg twice a day of metformin. my trick to get my numbers lower was that i read all labels, if the carbs are over 19 grams of carbs i dont touch it. it is hard at first, but it works! i have also lost 24 pounds by doing this, as well as my energy lvls are now higher than ever. good luck, if i can do it anyone can!"