OK, it looks like my husband may never get around to posting here but he does read some. He got his hands on the androgel (10 mg. each day) and he said it's like spreading two entire ketchup packets everywhere. He knows how to let it dry, etc., all that protocol with laundry, etc. It's only been two days now. He has had hot and cold spells. Would the hot flashes be from dropping estrogen or something else? His lab total testosterone was only 200; this is what prompted the Rx in addition to the usual constellation of high glucose, (avg. AM 110-130, post-meal 140-180 or higher at times, A1C of 7 and later 6.1, a substantial amount of belly fat, little weight loss despite ideal diet and exercise and pretty good bloodwork re: cardiac markers. Just bringing anyone up to speed who has not read my posts - oh yes, he's 45 and has about 40 lbs. to lose, already lost 20 or 25 but SO slowly.) One big reason for prescribing this Androgel is in the hopes that it will give him a weight loss or at least fat loss / muscle gain (although he looks plenty muscular) push. The fat is just not coming off. We hope that will change. Are the sweating sessions from his metabolism changing? Also, he has not seen a return of the A.M. friend "Mr. Happy " (LOL - I think someone here typed that one time), but it's only been one full day of usage, so could that still improve in a few days, or is it not likely to improve if it hasn't yet? We were hoping for blood sugar levels to improve immediately (that's one other reason the dr. thought it would be a good idea) but it seems like the same-old, same-old (Oh yeah, and he's been on Metformin for more than a month and it's hardly bringing blood sugars down.) Any other beneficial or adverse effects he should watch for? Thanks.