Like "First and foremost – listen to your already good instincts, and as you say, be your own best advocate. If you can, get ahold of a meter and start testing again as much as you can afford to. Look at your diet like you have and start taking the steps the rest of us have to try to get some control and off the meds. Doctor be damned I say, if you want to take control of your condition – do so. A dietician or endocrinologist isn’t always the necessary next step, as typically their time is so limited they can only give you very basic, generic information. Do your own research and ask questions here and you’ll probably be better educated without the cost. "