I will try to be short. My doctor told me when diagnosed 3years ago that unavoidably, even if I succeed to control the diabetes, I will end up on drugs and possibly insulin. My A1C was 12% at the time. I refused Meformin or any other meds. Started immediately a zero carb diet.(that is really a misnomer - still getting my carbs from veggies and some fruits and nuts). Successfully holding my A1C at 5.6 - 5.8.
OK, this is my news. Had problems with fasting readings. I am a very early riser (4.30-5.00am). At that time my fasting will ALWAYS be between 95 -105. Regardless of time going to bed, if I succeed to sleep till 6am or longer, my fasting is ALWAYS in the low 80's, often high 70's. I tested this now for many month and it is always so.
Next, I decided to try - and it works, not to eat, only liquids after 5pm. That gives me a full 12-14 hours for a great fasting reading!
KEEP FITING - you can do it, I am doing it.