Since my husband died in August my BG has been higher than it was. At first I hoped that it was just stress but two and a half months on and it is still higher in the morning, often about 8 and seldom going below 6 now. I control it with diet and exercise but it does not seem to be working as well as it was. I have not changed my eating or exercise habits. I am just hoping that it is not the beginning of a deterioration. My doctor is firmly of the opinion that diabetes is progressive and that it will get worse and eventually I will end up on insulin. Feel sad that it looks as though he will be proved right in the end . I have tried so hard.