So it's been 10 days or so since T2 diagnosis, and I got my TRUEyou meter yesterday. Results at the GPs were 17.2mmol after having eaten a breakfast of 2 sarnies, so 4 slices wholewheat bread, one lo-fat pate, the other good'ol Marmite. So result was rather high. I did my first solo pre-breakfast test this morning* and scored 9.8, so still high. Soo.. Should I fast, or semi-fast to get results down to 'normal'? I'm thinking doing that, then testing different foods/meals to figure out my carb limits? Something I forgot to ask at the GPs yesterday was how long glucose stays in the blood typically. I've been cutting carbs already and had a veggie shopping spree yesterday to replace my normal rice/pasta/bread with something lower carb. *In which I learned that pressing on the Unistick 3 lancet's "Fire!" button while pulling out the guard was a bad idea. But then also learned how to dismantle and reset it, because it was the only lancet I had. Luckily, I should be picking up more later..