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Hi newface. Well, that A1C indicates some pretty high numbers. How are you feeling physically? I'm a little surprised that your doctor didn't recommend some fast-acting insulin to use at mealtimes. That might be an avenue to explore. Pick up one or both of these books: Think Like a Pancreas by Gary Scheiner and/or Using Insulin by John Walsh. They each give detailed information about the use of insulin therapy, and after reading them you may find it easier to broach the topic of additional insulin with your doctor.

You are right - testing twice a day doesn't give you enough information to determine what changes you need to make. Try testing before you eat, then 2 hours after to see how you are handling the carbs in your meals. If you're more than about 40 to 60 points higher than your baseline, you know you need to reduce the portion of the carb you just ate, or eliminate it from your diet. Frequent testing like this will help you develop a you-friendly list of foods that have the least impact on your blood sugar.

What's your diet like? If you are eating a lot of starchy carbs (potatoes, pasta, bread, rice, etc.) you might try cutting back. Large quantities of fruit can also lead to unwanted results. Try substituting berries for other fruits, and eliminate juice in favor of real fruit.

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