Like "Richard, being a diabetic of 47 years, my story is similar to yours. I didn't have my first glucose meter for the first 19 years. No one really knew where there blood sugar was back then. I do feel, however, that many of the complications I experience now are due to the fact that I was probably uncontrolled those first 19 years. I truly praise God for the advancements that have been made. I look forward to continuing your story. Blessings! Brenda"