Since I was put on insulin 5 weeks ago, I find that I'm testing my levels so much more. My GP said to do a fasting one in the morning then before & 2 hrs after a meal (of my choice) & then before bed. He said this is to monitor first couple of months. However I'm testing between 6 & 8 times a day. Am I being neurotic? Dr gave me prescription for 100 strips & I've gone through almost half. I didn't do this before my insulin (used to test about 2-3 times a week). Is this normal at the beginning of taking insulin?