Got my lab results back from my most recent medical exam. The important figure for diabetes is the A1c, which ideally should be between 4.8 and 5.6%. My previous number had been at 6.0, the second-highest ever. (I was a fair bit higher when first diagnosed, but brought it back down into the non-diabetic range through diet and exercise.) The current figure is 5.9, which while still out of norm is an improvement, and my doctor isn't displeased. He repeats, and I agree with him, that I need to lose the weight, and that someday my pancreas will decide it's had enough and things might go as pear-shaped as I am right now.