I found out that I was diabetic in August of 2010 during a physical exam for work. I'm 63 now. I went from a 17.5 A1C to a 6.8 A1C in 3 months. I was put on medication and the mayo clinic exchange diet. My doctor was very proud of me. But just when i think i have it figured out, I'm wrong. My mother was type2 diabetic and so is my brother and one of my sisters. My brother is in a nursing home. He has had 4 strokes and a Heart attack. My mother died from the complications. I've seen this disease first hand and I'm scared.