Hi....I'm a 53 y/o female, living in Houston, TX. I don't have a history of diabetes in my family (as far as I know), but was diagnosed last year when I took a routine blood test for insurance purposes. My blood sugar was over 500 but at that time I didn't have a clue what that meant. I made an appointment with the doctor and got on Janumet, went to classes as the hospital about diet and starting testing my sugars. I was pretty good about the diet, exercise and meds but have gotten lax about it. My blood sugar continues to be in the 250 range. The Janumet gives me bad upset stomaches. Does anyone have any recommendations about others drugs? Does exercise really help? I just took another blood test (more insurance stuff and they called me today and said my A1C level was 24 (and it should be 5.8). I guess I'd better start paying attention, huh? THANKS....I look forward to any advice you have.