Hi folks, My name is Andy, and was 50 years old in July gave up smoking in May 2014 this is my first posty thing on here, I have read lots of different things written on here and I am now both shocked and surprised by the different result from meter readings, I was told I was type 2 in July this year and was given tablets to take 3 day and that I would be refereed to a specialist for further chats (not happened yet) also in August was told have ulcerative colitis up until yesterday I had spoken to no-one re this either now I have no change he only confirmed I have it and offered me yet another prescription to take, not taking this one if I am honest looks like it does more harm than good! More interested in getting this type 2 under control my machine arrived yesterday so give it ago like you do with a new gadget first reading......24.3 and then an hour ago 16.1 - reading some of your meter results mine is way up there HELP..................................How do i get it somewhere near normal and how serious is 16.1 what is the ideal score I would be aiming for? And best time to be testing myself how many times a day. I have already picked up some points like 2 hours after breakfast, no potatoes (I love my tattys) !!