Clinic visit yesterday because of side affects from statins. Doc agreed that was the cause so said not to take any more. So far so good. He looked at my notes and said as my last A1c was down to 43 I did not need to be strict with my diet. Eating cakes now and again would be fine. Surely if I start eating cake again my levels will go up again? He also repeated that 'finger pricking' was not recommended and unnecessary. My husband couldn't understand why I was not pleased!