I am a new diabetic (type2) My doc did my A1C and then sent me a script. As I read things on here I now see how dangerous low sugar can be and have come close to hitting bottom. I tend to not eat during the middle of the day or do snacks and must make a concious effort now. Should I get a meter and test myself? Are there free classes anywhere on how to do these and know what to look for? I think my doctor is trying to help me because I am unemployed and waiting for my SSA disability hearing but I also know this is important. I have seen the ads for free meters but then found out that they only want you if you have medicare. I do not qualify yet for that. I felt as though I hit a brick wall one day and suddenly had trouble talking and walking as though my whole body had turned itself off. Is that how it feels when you have dropped too low? I went and ate something quickly and lucky for me I was in a mall so could do that. A nurse I do volunteer work was with me that day and said my doctor is an idiot for not telling me more and never should have just mailed me the script for three months and left me at that. I like him but I do feel that without insurance and income I may have been blown off even if it was because he knows I don't have the money. Any advice will be appreciated. I don't need to hear he is an idiot…that won't help me learn.Just diabetes advice and info thank you.
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