I test between 8 - 12 times a day. on a slow day maybe 5 - 6 times, on a day with weird stuff happening I could end up testing 15 times!
Every day is different, and every person is different. I don’t believe any doc or nurse should ever make a comment like that. I know it’s unusual to find diabetics who look after themselves, but why must they pick on those of us who do, and support those who don’t?!
I’ve only recently won the battle to get more than 4 tests a day from my doctor! Thankfully he’s fine with it now and will give me as many as I need. It’s often a hassle though, and I think this is mostly because they have NO idea what good control really means.
I read a study that agreed with Tim’s comments - that frequent testing makes no improvement to control. I think the point there is that people who would normally test less are the ones that don’t deal with what they see anyway. If you test and find you’re high, you correct, right? If someone less interested / less well educated in D sees a high number, they just see it as a fact rather than something they can change. The key is in acting on the information, not getting the information itself.
You just carry on doing what you do, you know your body best, and you gotta do whatever you gotta do to keep on top of it!