Curious as to my request for a meter. Is it necessary?? I am older (was born in 1953) and just had a recent incident..to a nerve in my back. Can't walk as much anymore....I do physiotherapy and massage. I do love my food...and have to watch my intake as per my doctor's order. What are you thoughts on me getting a meter!
I see that you are only 60 years old. If you do not check your blood glucose levels with a meter, how will you know what your blood glucose levels are? If you are not walking as much, are your levels increasing? Please call your insurance and see if they will send you a meter or do they have a preferred meter for you to buy that they will pay for. Ask about covering strips as well. You should also consider talking to a dietitian to put together a meal plan for you. Ask your physical therapist what exercises you can do after meals. Again, if you don't test you will not have the numbers to make decisions with your health care team about your diabetes. Please tell us how you make out.
Clara Schneider MS,RD,RN,CDE,LDN