I had a Heart Attack 14 years ago. I have had no problems since, but getting a BG meter can only be a good thing for your heart, as why would you want to complicate matters with your health by not preventing Diabetes? Sometimes I think some doctors (Not all) cannot see the wood for the trees, certainly not looking at the bigger picture. I like you am Pre-diabetic and like you went out and bought a BG meter on the recommendation of peeps on here. I am glad that I did as my BG has gone down by watching what foods affect me and what foods do not.