My dad was just diagnosed with Type 2 this week after some a hospital stay due to atrial fib. His A1C was 9.0 - while he was in the hospital they were giving him Humalog via injection before meals. Prior to discharge today he met with a nurse from the diabetes clinic associated with the hospital for some brief directions. He's sent home with a Rx for Metformin. I'm shocked that he's being told to test only once a day, at random different times. Also, he was told that numbers in the 200's or 300's aren't a big deal. I always knew the differences were pretty significant in the way the two types are managed but ... really??? I didn't expect the control or testing frequency of my 12 y/o DS but I'm really baffled! My dad, who is a horrible patient anyway, is convinced the numbers are all a fluke because of the atrial fib and subsequent meds. So having a nurse tell him to test only once a day and 200-300 is okay is going to really make it hard for me to convince him otherwise. Ugh!