Dear all I was diagnosed T2 about 10days ago. My GP and nurse are worse than useless and told me I don't need a meter and to have porridge every day and avoid fat & sugar. Literally that's all the support I've been offered. Anyway having read on here about the value of testing before/after meals I wrote off and asked Contour for a free meter which they've been good enough to supply. Having received it today I've tried three times to get enough blood for a test and failed. What am I doing wrong, how much do I need. I have cut down on carbs but hovering around the 30g a day mark, I've no idea how you're managing on <20? That would seem to exclude any veg at all ? I only have courgettes/broccoli/cauliflower/peppers.Finding it hard to down all the water but I'll stick at that. Someone please help me get these meter readings. I feel utterly useless.