Like "Managing your "ABC's" (A1c, Blood pressure, Cholesterol) is common for a lot of type 2 diabetics ... certainly is for me. For me the 'secret' has been exercise and eating a high fiber low carb diet. Doing that I have managed to get the A1c to 5.8 (still taking Metformin 500 mg 2x daily), go from 20 mg Lisinopril to 5 mg (hope to be off them soon) and maintain normal blood pressure, get off Pravachol and maintain excellent cholesterol numbers. Once you get the diet worked out and get into a routine it's not that bad and the rewards are certainly worth it. Despite some fairly major complications I am in the best health of my life and I feel great. It's certainly not easy ... but you can do it! namaste -Steve"