Hello everyone ! My name is Mike.I am 50 years young and have had diabetes for 30+ years. When I first got diabetes,I was in my 20's and was put on insulin and a 1800 calorie diet and was put in the hospital for a week.Wow,how things have changed. I was fortunate enough to lose about 40 lbs. and get off all medication for about 15 years until I got older and lazy and started to gain a little weight again and found out my diabetes was back. For the past several years I was on oral meds until last week my doctor put me on Levemir along with Glimipiride,Trajenta and Metformin.The insulin seems to be working as my blood sugars are more under control than they used to be. Hopefully my A1c will be at good level when I go back to the doctor in 3 months. A nyway, thats a little bit about me and I hope I can be some help to others on this website that may need some and maybe I can learn from others experiences as well ! Thanks Mike !