Hey. I am a recently dx'd t2 person on metformin. My last A1C was 10.8%. I'm going into my PCP a week from today to talk about my health, and I was interested in getting some feedback to take with me.
It has been almost a month since diagnosis, I've been working on changing my diet and have been on 500 mg of met 2x per day. I've been having a lot of trouble figuring out if I'm high or low or what is going on, and ending up feeling like crap/having headaches because I feel like I'm flying blind. From what my doctor said at the last appointment, it seems like she regards testing as unnecessary for me at this point because I'll be fine to figure it out and testing is expensive and most people don't test regularly anyway.
Should I push for getting a glucose meter and testing strips? Not knowing feels really frustrating, but I do understand that there is a learning curve. Alternatively, poking myself doesn't sound like tons of fun.