Hi everybody! I am fairly new to the forum and getting my head around how to navigate it (kind of). I'm sure this question is addressed in here somewhere but I can't find it! I am about to start Michael Mosely's 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet as my hb1ac numbers are still not great. I'm taking 3 different tablets for my Type 2 diabetes control and as is the case in my NHS Trust, I do not monitor my blood sugars with a glucose monitor. I want to go and purchase a kit for myself as I know my blood sugar levels could get dangerously low with the meds I'm on and doing a drastic diet. I've been told by my diabetes nurse not to do it, but then I'm also being told that I'll soon need insulin if I don't get my numbers down. Does anyone have any advice about what I need to buy exactly? Is it just a monitor and testing strips? When should I be checking my blood sugar levels? And can anyone suggest where I can buy the kit where it won't cost an arm and a leg? I honestly have no clue as I've never had to take my own blood samples despite being 2 years into my diagnosis. Thanks for your help!!