Like "This is an interesting post, particularly as you appear positive about taking insulin. This is something that scares me and I will try to avoid for as long as I can. I was newly diagnosed with T1DM 6 months ago with a HBA1C of 11.6% and BMI of 22. Supposedly I'm in a honeymoon period - not that it feels like a honeymoon. My c-peptide is low (fasting <0.25 (nmol/l) but >0.08 nmol/l, my insulin response in a glucose tolerance test almost non-existence. However, I'm managing without insulin with Metformin, a very low carbohydrate diet and exercise. My current HBA1C is 6.1%. My BMI is now 19 and I've agreed with my consultant that if my weight drops of my HBA1C rises above 6.5% I have to start taking insulin. I'm taking my life one day at a time. I feel that I'm walking a precipice in the context of keeping my blood sugars in the normal range. My consultant explained that my life would be easier with insulin but I'm enjoying the diet/exercise challenge. I walk/run 15,000 to 20,000 steps a day and feel great when my blood sugars are below 7.8 mmol/L."