It was time to go and see the doctor again. At least this time it was all good news. My a1c is at 5.4 which is down from three months ago. Doc said that everything else was good, took me of the metformin and only need to test once or twice a week now instead of two times a day. Yeah Do not have to see him again for another six months and if the LDL stays below 100, will get rid of taking another pill. Sticking to diet and exercise is the plan, am on a high carb diet and it is working for me.