Many members have been on strong medication, including insulin, and have gotten off it with lifestyle changes. Why would you think you can't beat diabetes naturally if you've needed stronger medication for a while? I get your frustration in wanting to see the 'true' numbers. I'm on insulin, and I base my doses not only on what I eat but also on my numbers (and about 20 other factors), and I do get frustrated with differences between meters. And that's not even taking in account the Freestyle Libre sensor I use which is always reading off, compared to glucose meters. However, all those tools together (glucose meter, Libre, hba1c tests) give me enough information to handle my diabetes quite well, keeping in mind the technology might not always be perfectly accurate.