I have been self monitoring eight times a day (on waking, pre and post each of my three meals and at bedtime) for the nine weeks since I received my meter. I have had my first review showing that my HbA1c has dropped from 70 to 45. I estimated my HbA1c from my readings as 47.8 (allowing for the 3 weeks with old sugary Hb!), so not far off. I'm reluctant to drop any testing as I want to keep my finger on the pulse so to speak, but is it excessive to continue with eight a day? Any suggestions of which readings to drop if any? My readings yesterday, a pretty typical day, as a guide were: On waking 5.0 Before b'fast 6.3 After b'fast 6.2 Before lunch 6.1 After lunch 5.3 Before dinner 5.7 After dinner 5.1 Before bed 5.0 TIA!