Hi. I was recently diagnosed with Insulin Resistance Syndrome and "pre-diabetic". My a1c was 6.2, so my doctor prescribed 500mg of Metformin per day. When the nurse called to tell me about this, I asked several questions, one of which was "should I purchase a monitor", to which she replied "no, just keep exercising, watching your carbs and taking your prescription, and make an appt for 60 days from today." I left a message to speak with my doctor, but she had just left on vacation and won't be back until the first of August. Being new to all of this, I feel a little in the dark. Any suggestions? I tried to purchase a monitor and strips at our local pharmacy, but the clerk told me that you cannot purchase test strips without a prescription. Is that correct? Seems odd.
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