drae wrote:Here's today's question: would it be safer for me to go get a glucose meter now (can't afford the keto meter yet). Safer, that is, that just depending on eating low carb to keep my blood sugar down, or, should I be watching to see that I'm not doing other things that drive it up?
I think in your situation, a glucose meter is much more important than a keto meter. My diabetic friends tell me a Contour Next meter is a good combo of strip price plus accuracy. The meter can be had on eBay for $10 or less. Stripscan usually be had for ~100 for $25. If you feel you want a ketone meter at some point, I suggest the KetoMojo as their strips are around $1/each, much less expensive than the Ketone Xtra. Also it will test glucose for $0.29/strip.
This is a link on using a glucometer as a fuel gauge.