Hello, everyone. I was diagnosed as diabetic in 2009 following a severe asthma attack which required an aggressive steroid (solumedrol) regiment. In the days following the attack, I had an insulin drip 24/7 to help combat the elevated blood sugar. I was in the hospital for a total of 15 days, during which time I was told that when the steroids were out of my system, my sugar would return to normal. That was six years ago and not only has my sugar never returned to normal, it's virtually impossible to control. I diet to the point of fasting because I'm afraid that what I eat might raise the blood sugar even more. I've been scared away from white foods and carbs. I exercise like clockwork every morning. I'm on Novolog, Metformin (1,000 mg twice daily), and Levemir and am even trying the cinnamon cassia bark. My doctor recently increased my Novolog injections to 30 units 3 times a day and Levemir to 60 units twice a day. In the meantime, I just had one cardiologist call me fat and out of shape, but when I called him on it, he said I'm just "too heavy for a diabetic" and told me that with the amount of insulin I'm on, it's hard to control weight. I've relied heavily on my faith to try to help me through this. I'm a bit overweight, but am not obese, yet my body hurts all the time. But I push through it and exercise in hopes helping me get better. I know I didn't have diabetes prior to my asthma attack because I'd just had extensive bloodwork and tests done two months prior because I had bronchitis. I was active, thinner, and healthy until that one fateful day. I don't know what else I can do about my diabetes which starts each day in the middle 200s, before I've even thought about eating anything. Whenever I've been in the hospital recently, they had me on an 1800 calorie per day diet. When I'm at home, I don't eat nearly that much because I only eat once a day and it's only a small portion to keep me from starving to death. I just don't know what else to do. If anyone has any advice or similar experience, please share it with me. And I'm really pleased and honored to make each of your acquaintances.