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Old 05-24-2017, 04:17   #1
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Hi All,

I am 73 years old and was diagnosed with type 2 in 1995.

Only recently did I find out that I have been spending needlessly for
years when Medicare covers testing stuff.

I was given a Freestyle Lite and it seems to be OK.

Found out the data cable cost more than the meter so I built my own.

Using the Free Style Co-Pilot software package and my serial cable.

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Old 05-25-2017, 15:17   #2
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Welcome to the forum Ed

You'll find good company here with other diabetics who are determined to gain good control over their diabetes.

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Old 05-25-2017, 21:11   #3
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74 here, Ed. Diagnosed in 2009. Not that happy with Medicare. Males in my family live to be over 100. Thinkin' longevity is a bit overrated. We'll see!

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Old 05-26-2017, 11:34   #4
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74 here, Ed. Diagnosed in 2009. Not that happy with Medicare. Males in my family live to be over 100. Thinkin' longevity is a bit overrated. We'll see!
Come on Bounty!!! YOU GOT THIS!!! I know its hard at times and frustrating but you have the power to move mountains! sometimes we all get in a rut or ask ourselves if its worth it all and the answer is ABSOLUTELY.

I believe in you

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Here are some good starting points to read

Blood Sugar 101 - VERY informative and accurate
http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...ng-method.html a tried and true testing method
https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb lists foods for LCHF

""You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever the doctors want you to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." "
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