I am the Dearborn ophthalmologist who started Belviq on June 7.My initial weight was 242lbs. My weight now is 207lbs. I am 68 y.o and have had diabetes for over ten years, hypertension, and a cardiac stent. My Hba1c was 6.5. Since I've been on Belviq. and a reduced calorie protein diet, I have lost 35 pounds, my current Hba1c is 5.5. I previously took over 100 units of insulin daily, I have discontinued insulin and continue to check my sugar five times a day, which has never been under such good control. My present Hba1c is normal for a non-diabetic. My endocrinologist said he has never seen anything like this and jokingly asked it I really did have diabetes in the first place. He is putting patients on Belviq now. I have recommended Belviq to five people and all of them have lost twenty to thirty pounds in two months or less. My blood pressure is now 120/70 and was initially 140/90. Belviq is a MIRACLE. All the "short bashers" can go to hell with all their misinformation. The facts are that the drug works, it is a lifesaver. I will probably live and additional ten to twenty years because of it. I have no side effects. Even my golf game has improved. As a religious man, this is God's truth. Thank God for Belviq. I will report again in two to three weeks.