My Dr went on vacation the evening of 12/16 after seeing me as the last patient of the day. He took a BMP and BNP (blood work). The next day his nurse called and told me I am diabetic. BG was 348 and so she ran an A1C and she said my 90 day average was 255. She told me "Don't eat any syrup or honey and come back to see the Dr when he gets back on the 29th." I got a meter and took my blood sugar . It was 394. I started a low carb diet right then, and went to the web to do research. Yesterday I saw the Dr and he sat me down and explained I am diabetic and started to write prescriptions. I pulled out my blood glucose readings for the last two weeks and he was pleasantly surprised. He did give me a prescription for Metformin 500 mg daily and said to fill it if I couldn't keep my BG under 130 with diet. This forum is one of the resources I used for information. I appreciate the help.