I use to live in the UK where I enjoyed good and free treatment for my diabetes. Today I am back home in Africa for good. While coming I bought the glucometer. I stopped using metformin when my level became stable at 7.0. I am home now where diet is not wonderful. You eat whatever is available most of which are 90% carb. My level has gone up to 16.0 with frequent urination and loss of weight. I’ve resulted to metformin of 2000m daily. It has come down to 10.0 in the lat couple of days with a little exercise every two days. I am 47 and Medicare is so horrible in my country that you can live all your life with self medication. I will appreciate your advice and am I doing the right thing?