I am actually a type 1.5 Diabetic, which was first diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic by my GP, then when I went to an Endo specialist, it was diagnosed with 1.5. I am insulin dependant, actos and other oral meds that "help" your body accept your bodies own insulin do not work on me.
I am also on a higher "normal" BSL. My endo wants me to be daily avg around 150-155, with a 2 hour post meal of not more than 225. For years I checked my BSL 4-6 times a day, and so closely watched it that made me almost nuts. After seeing the endo and following his guidelines, I test twice a day now or more depends on my day and intakes.
I know that stress, and illness increase my BSL, but having to deal with it for the past 20 years, I know that life is too short not to enjoy the foods you like. Like them in moderation. Physical activity also lowers the BSL, unfortunately for me, with my fractured vertabrae I can't walk as much as i would like to.
I do carry with me at all times my meter, 2 types insulins, and glucose tablets. I RARELY get a low reading, but it does happen from time to time.
Diabetes is not the HORRIBLE sentence that it used to be, new approaches and coverages make living with Diabetes easier, getting a good endo is the key, because as was mentioned before most GPs don't understand the disease very well and will try many things that can actually be counter productive. Elise
what was your last HB A1C??