The first prescription that I got from the doctor gave me the opportunity to test 5x a day. This was really good because I was getting the hang of what I can eat, so I had to test before and after meals. Which is really the only way that you can see how a particular meal is going to affect you, if you don't have anything to work with besides diet and exercise.
Testing has been great for me because my average blood sugars have declined from 140 in February to around 108.
That prescription ran out, and the doctor just called in a new one, which apparently only provides for 3 tests a day. Given that, I am wondering
when are the best times to test, and also,
whether I should try to get more test strips.
I have pretty good insurance, so I don't know why my doctor is lowballing my test strips, but I would guess it's because the theory is that type 2 diabetics who are not on medication that causes them to go low don't really gain anything by testing. Personally, I think that theory is wrong, but if it's the theory that my doctor and insurance company subscribe to I don't know how I would convince them otherwise. It seems like a bit of a raw deal to have this condition to deal with and then not have the tools to deal with it properly.