Hi and welcome! I'm Dianna and when I was 1st dxd back in 2009, it was a bit of a struggle to learn this new way of being. My insurance only pays for one test strip a day which I found that if I wanted to know how different foods affected me, this just wouldn't do. I use a truetrack and a container of 50 strips cost 50$ at my local pharmacy so I checked amazon.com and I can get a much better deal there - usually under 35$ for 100 strips. And I'm glad I did because I learned (and still am) what foods set my blood sugar off into high spikes and how many carbs I can handle per meal. I also learned how exercise affects my blood sugar. This is powerful information if you're going to get a handle on your diabetes.
When I was 1st dxd my doctor put me on metformin twice a day. Now I'm down to one a day so hopefully some progress there.
Feel free to post questions. We're all here to support and learn.
~Dianna in WA is running to the light!
Challenged with fibromyalgia, diabetes T2, Myofascial pain syndrome, Osteo-Arthritis, chronic bursitis, glaucoma and severe dry eyes.
Medication reduced to 1 - 500mg tablet of metformin daily.
Love my grand baby!
"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." ~Louisa May Alcott
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