Congrats Spider! I'm definetly happy to hear that.
First and foremost I want to thank you on behalf of your family. My dad had diabetes and let it ruin him until it was too late to stop. I loved my dad and miss him very much, but there will always be that part of me that is angry with him for not taking care of himself. Sounds like you are on your way to living a long and healthy life and I'm extremely proud of you for that. You can only imagine the pain and agony you are saving your family from, and let that always be your motivation.
No matter how heated things get between us over politics or all that other crap, I wish nothing but the best for you and will do anything possible to help you in this fight.