@Jilly wrote:Thanks for the link. Code Free on its way. Down loaded a Dr Bernstein book. Deep but great information. Been checking out the web site its great, so much info.
Cut out most of the high carb today B/G levels have been more stable.
Feel much more positive now.
Thanks for all your help.
50 strips monthly.
I have about 35 lbs to loose
As you've only recently been placed on to a daily basal insulin injection regime and are at risk of Hypo's and also still learning which foods that according to your meter,are safe or not for your blood glucose levels-then 50 strips a month,less than 2 a day isn't really enough at this stage sadly-although,do you still drive a car regularly? If so and to comply with DVLA regulations for insulin users and to stay safe and legal-you could use that as a bargaining tool with your diabetes team to obtain more strips perhaps? If that approach doesn't work then I would agree with some of the earlier members in this thread who recommended and linked to the Codefree meter which although isn't 'Dirt cheap' for strips-Is far cheaper than some of the other meters and strips on the market-now you've gone ahead and ordered that-hopefully it will serve you well and at least in the interim.
If you haven't done so already,why not have a read of the 'Low carb success stories' section of the forum. Most of us started off where you are now with some pretty high blood sugar readings but in time we learned to control our condition and not let it control us!