Hello and welcome to Diabetes Forum! I am T2 and was diagnosed at age 40. I also have neuropathy. I am currently taking Gabapentin but I am tapering off of it and I will be switching to Lyrica. I am a Weight Watchers lifetime member who needs to go back and shed some weight. I hope you have time to visit the forum often.Hi everyone. I am a newly-diagnosed diabetic. I am 41 years old with a strong family history of tye 2 diabetes. The way that I learned about my diagnosis is that I was having terrible burning and pain in my feet. I also gained 45 lbs in about a year. The MD checked my blood levels (I think it's called HB1C) and it was 6.2. I am taking 500 mg of metformin at night and about 300 mg of gabapentin daily (1 in the am and 2 at night). I also take something called mantex (I think that's the name), It's supposed to reverse the nerve damage to my feet. I have joined Weight Watchers to try and lose some weight because I feel terrible. I go back to my PCP on tomorrow afternoon. I hope I have lost some weight. Oh well, just wanted to introduce myself and get/give some support to others with this diagnosis.