My name is Chuck, and I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2002. For the first couple of years I did really well controlling my BG levels, just taking small dose of metphormin. When we moved from Arizona to Georgia it seemed like I lost all control. For the past year and a half my A1C's have been over 8, the highest was 9. My doctor has gradually increased my meds, so now I'm on the maximum dose of glucovance (two pills in the morning, and two at night), and the maximum dose of Januvia. The beginning of the month my doctor started me on Actos, and I haven't seen any affect at all. I've gradually increased my dosage from 15mg to 45mg, and I'm still getting fasting numbers around 200 in the morning. So tomorrow I go back to the doctor, and I'm afraid he's going to start me on insulin. I say afraid, but I really want to get my BG under control. I already have a weight problem and I'm worried about more weight gain. I guess i just needed to vent a little bit. I'd love to hear others' experiences, and any advice is welcome.