Thanks Shanny and breezeonby , I do have a meter and this mornings reading was 165. When I was diagnosed it was 418. It came down to the 170's pretty quick with metformin 500mg x 2. Doc upped the dosage to 850 x 2, I also take lisinopril 20mg x 1.I'm a little frustrated as i seem to be stuck there for the time being. Also working on the diet which is a challenge...it's expensive to shop healthy ! I'm type 2 and have a family history...My Mom passed from renal railure as a complication yet I still managed to ignore what was happenning to me. Fear, denial and ignorance make for a bad mix. I'll start to exercise as soon my toe heals up all the way , a little partial amputation surgery...told you I waited too long. I've managed to lose about 25-30 pounds with the diet since the diagnosis so hopefully I can continue the trend. It feels good to talk to people who can appreciate the experience...thanks again !!!