Hello Everyone, my name is Johnny. I am a retired fisheries biologist and shortly after my wife had knee replacement surgery in Jan of this year, I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes (Feb 26, 09). I have been lurking in several diabetes forums but have decided to join this one with the goal of learning and contributing as I am able. I take Lantus (60 U) each evening and Humalog after each meal - differing amounts according to the meal - probably averaging 15-20 U per day. I have had pretty good BG control and my first A1c test was 6.1 - my doc ( a friend of 30 years) was ecstatic. My intial readings in February were over 500. I recently took a trip back to Texas and lost some of the control that I had established - stress ( brothers funeral) , not keeping scheduled meds and overeating contributed I am sure. I seem to have it back now. So I am here to learn - thanks for any help!