Like "Welcome to DC. If you haven't been to a diabetic educator or to a diabetes clinic ask your Dr. to send you. I am also a type 2. I have been for 25 years. The basics for testing are as follows: Test when you get up each day. Before you eat this is a fasting glucose. It should be between 70-100. Test two hours after each meal. The reading should be 140 or less. Check one last time before you go to bed. This reading should be 140 or less. You have come to a good place. There is a good deal of information, friendly, supportive people. Look around the site and join in the discussions. Ask questions. Its how we all continue to learn."