First off, Hello! I'm new here so be gentle Since I was a kid I wanted to either be a pilot or be a train engineer. Neither happened, parents bought be a computer in the 80's and I became a computer guy. Fast forward to now being 45, I have type II diabetes controls by diet and oral medication (Last A1C was 6.2 in January) my regular doctor keeps an eye on it and my blood pressure which I'm on medication for that but last checked it was 105/68 which is on a regular basis at Publix. I do check my Blood Sugar just not like 4-5 times a day normally only if I feel it or after I eat something new that I don't know how my body will react. I've never had a low blood sugar normally it's about 100 after fasting and stays under 200. I'm 6'1" about 280lbs That all said I'm worried I won't get cleared to fly by the FAA and would like to do as much research up front and have as much paperwork done before I even see an AME and attempt this. I don't want to waste my time or the CFI's time or any money if it's just not in the cards for me. While I know this is not a place to get medical advice I'm looking more for maybe someone that was in my shoes and went through this and can tell me what kinds of tests and paperwork I can expect and timelines it will take if I can be cleared. So far I've been told to expect to wait up to 6 months. Oh and yes I have contacted Dr. Bruce through his website to see how he can help as well.