Hello I am hoping for some help here from all you people that have got a grip on Diabetes Type 2 ! I was diagnosed a little over a year ago whilst in hospital and was given insulin during my hospital stay of 2 weeks. I take GALVUS 50g (vildagliptin) morning and night and try my best (albeit confused) with my diet. I have mobility issues and am disabled which restricts me from exercising (which always seems to be the given solution for my being obese) trust me - I have tried every diet known to women and mankind and I am still obese! but that is secondary to my worries as diabetes has taken over my life! at 69 I had no idea I would feel like a beginner at anything. my main confusion is my Blood Glucose readings. they have varied from 88 -226 ! now this is where I get completely lost. WHAT ARE mmols ?? there is no reading for them on my BG machine reader? I have Gluco sure HT test strips with loads of numbers on the tube of levels but the meter reads only mg. I don't know if this sounds stupid but I really cannot get the glucose thing at all. This morning I had 28g of Kellogs Cornflakes and 80ml of semi-skimmed milk and a large pear weighing 230g - took my meds and one hour later my BG was 226 which is the highest it has been since I came out of the hospital last year? when should I be concerned and go to the GP? I have read lots of things on the internet which frightened me to death - all about hyperglycemic comas and hypos ?? Any advice would be a help. Sorry this is so long and thanks for your time, if you made it this far in the post .