I know all about the miss a shot game. When my numbers are good, my sicko emotional mind wants to think I'm cured. Never happens. So I just made myself a T-shirt that says, upside down, so I can read it, "It's the insulin, dummy!" I'll see if I can get a picture of it to post.
And you're right -- Type 2's have it rough. It's a different battle than Type 1 in some ways, and the same in others. The blame and shame game is awful. And the snake-oil salesmen prey on the gullible and credulous something fierce. And they often don't realize how seriously they need to take it -- the pop-a-pill-and-forget-it attitude is common. But what else are they going to think when they're told to test once a day or less? And insurance won't cover more strips anyway?
Yeah, the whole Type 2 issue is worth a rant -- my biggest sorrow is that I can do so little about it.