Dr Dansinger I fit your description. Last August my Doctor discovered I had type 2 diabetes. I am 72 years old, 6 feet tall and weighed 175 pounds 6 months earlier. I am very active and have been the same size most of my life. I am 72 years old. My initial reading was 570. My first A!c reading was 6.7 in mid December. After getting off insulation, I take 1000 mg metformin twice a day. My numbers average 105 resting and around 120 at night. My weight now is 158 still dropping. And I am trying to gain weight. I shun sugar and most carbohydrates. My doctor found my thyroid to be normal. My two older sisters developed diabetes after age 65 and they were moderately overweight.