I was diagnosed at end of Jan, 1st of Feb of this year with an A1c of 9.1; 7.2 at the end of June and have been taking Janumet 50/1000 twice a day. My Internist told me he couldn't treat me anymore after I complained about the Metforformin side effects. He started me out on 1500mg right off the bat (I see now that he shouldn't have done that). I was planning on going to an Endo, but would have appreciated a little time to find one. Well, the dr was kind of a jerk anyway, so nothing lost! Anyway, I have been reading this site since my diagnosis but what with trying to adjust to the drugs (6 weeks) and constantly seeing news reports and articles about what "losers" type 2s are I just didn't feel like it. Now that I'm over the initial shock, although not an unexpected diagnosis, and am able to put the food police in their place I feel like I would actually like to be part of a group instead of a lone wolf type. So greetings to all and I hope I didn't screw up my post as I'm posting from my ipad app for the first time!