Hi, Jolene. It sounds like you might have one of those doctors who say as long as you keep your A1c at or below 7.0, you're doing fine. Unfortunately, as you have said, your diabetes continues to progress and your medicine increases. If you look at the signitures below our posts, you will see that most of us keep our A1c in the 5% range. We do that so our diabetes does not progress and so we don't end up with any of those diabetic complications. Some have managed to decrease or even eleminate their diabetic meds and/or insulin and reverse neuropathy and eye problems by doing this.I have managed to keep my A1c's under 7 all these years, but it takes effort and an open-mindedness' add meds as the condition progresses. I am now on Metformin and Victozia.