Like "I was diagnosed in April of '07 - with pills - diet and exercise I got it under control then I had chemo -- here came the insulin. Finished treatments and got off insulin back on Metformin -- found out I have liver damage and kidney problems due to chemo and Metformin -- back on insulin Humlog starting at 10units at 150 and 20 units of Lantix. Just read that due to my thyroid removed - the hormone given to me makes me insulin resisted. I am still trying to get my counts under 200. Definitely check with you doctor and hospital - free classes on diabetes and proper nutrition. Don't mess around - get on top of your doctor to help get the counts under control - there are too many other health conditions that come from diabetes. Get your blood checked for kideny and liver levels while on the Metformin"