Hi. I come from a long line of diabetics and had gestational diabetes with my last child, so although I am new to this, it is not so unfamiliar. One of my sons was home for a visit and was displaying classic symptoms (thirsty, tired, frequent urination), so I borrowed one of my sister's meters and tested him, and while I was at it, me, too. HE was fine (too many nasty energy drinks!). My BG was 157. That was 6 months ago. I have modified my diet, started exercising more and have started losing weight. I have gotten my FBG down to the 126-136 range, mostly in the 120s. I don't know why, but I am hesitant to go to the doctor. I really don't want to start medications and so I have been trying to do this with diet and exercise. But lately I have been noticing increased thirst and some other complications and I don't think I can delay much longer. I am afraid my insurance rate is going to shoot up as well. I guess one of my questions is is medication the usual route? I am allergic to sulfa, so I have concluded that there is a whole group of diabetes drugs that I need to avoid. I am on the ledge and need someone to talk me down!!