Hi everyone. My name is Ivy. I am 37 years old and was diagnosed about 4 years ago with type 2 diabetes. Since then I have not had much luck with control. My doctor started me with Metformin and had me go on Weight Watchers to try and control my sugars. While the Weight Watchers worked for awhile, the Metformin was not doing much. So my doctor added Amaryl (Glimepiride). This did not work either. At this point my AIC readings were anywhere from 10-11. That is when my doctor decided start me on insulin. I was taking Lantus and Apidra and my oral meds, in hopes that something would happen. In February of 2011, I ended up having Pulmonary Embolism and had clots in both legs and my lungs. It was so severe that I had to be life flighted to a nearby hospital. At the hospital, my doctors ran tests and saw that my numbers were out of control. They took me off all my oral medication and increased my insulin to 40 units in morning and 40 units in evening and still take apidra. I was also told to get back on Weight Watchers to help get my weight down and decrease my sugars. I did weight watchers for awhile but eventually quit becuase instead of losing weight i was gaining weight which my dr said was due to insulin use. They even tried weight loss drugs which did not help either. So here I am still struggling. My latest AIC reading was 9.6 and nothing has changed for me. I am looking forward to reading everyones posts and any helpful information anyone can give me.