Hi Chris, so sorry you now have Diabetes. What kid have you been diagnosed with?
Has your Doctor given you meds, and what kind are they?
If you have Medical Ins, your Dr can write out a Scrip for the Test strips, it will lover the cost you pay.
I have a Walmart Brand, the meter is 9 dollars., and the strips for 100 are 36 dollars. I am type 1, I eat about the same things each day, just different kinds. I eat Meat, veggies and salads. I eat Atkins bars or eggs and sasuage for breakfast., I eat 1 bowl of Pumpkin Flax granola at night. I have been eating like this for yrs, and my Diabetes is under good control.
So get your eating on a good healthy tract, and drink lots of healthy non sugar liquids... If you drink soda, please give that a Hard talk with yourself and rid it. Or go diet...
I hope everything works out:)