I am a 56 yo male with pre-diabetes and want to prevent it from turning into Type 2.
I see that I have a lot to learn but this appears to be the place to learn about diabetes and BG control.
"Fancy" - has a complex software interface to computers so that the data held can be uploaded and reported."One investment I think you should make is to buy a Blood Glucose meter."
The doctor prescribed one for me and it was free at my pharmacy. Just have to buy strips and lancets. Not sure what you mean by fancy. Mine stores I think 400 readings. I can walk back thru them. It beeps when complete. My doctor said just bring the meter with me next visit but I am keeping a writen record in the log that came with it. One thing she didn't tell me was how often to test. Pharmacist said at least twice a day. I am new too but from what I have been reading you can use it to see how different foods affect your bg levels.