My brother is also a type 2. He is 4 years older than me. He's been much worse off with his diabetes, but n the last year, he's lost so much weight, he's basicly a stick figure. He was able to quit insulin along with all his other diabetic medications. He is unable to do any physical actiity due to a bum ticker, so basicly he gets up. cleans up, watches tv, and then goes to bed. He tests now and then, but always has good #'s. He is the only one I know who "beat" diabets (*type 2).