Recently I was diagnosed as insulin resistant. I cut out sugared drinks and tried (with pretty good success) to keep my carb intake to 40% of my daily cals.
So, I visited my Dad, who is diabetic and he tested my blood (he tests just about anyone who walks in the door. "It’s a silent killer. No one knows they have it unless they check!) and the reading was 296. He flipped his lid, my Dad did.
I was under the impression that I had my glucose under control. Why was I under this impression? I dunno, I never checked it. I just thought all the suffering I was doing trying to curb my carbs was not for nothing.
I’m consoling myself with the fact that I’m having other medical problems besides the insulin thing. I understand that can raise blood sugar also.
Now I see the need to check my sugar, just to see what works and what doesn’t. I want something really cheap to buy and to operate (test strips seem to range in price from quite reasonable to what-the-hell-are-they-made-of,-gold?)