Well I survived my Diabetes education class that was was about an hour and a half long and included 45 mins with the nurse and another 45 with the dietician. The class had a total of 5 pregnant women and 1 spouse . It was nice to have a small class size which makes it easier to ask questions if a person has any. Very few questions were asked during the class either because some of the ladies had been through it before or were not comfortable to ask any questions.
Part of the class that I found the most stressful was the part where they talked and had people try testing themselves. The nurse who showed everyone how to test our blood sugars and explained things pretty well. Everyone was given the same tester and it seemed easy to use. The nice part about it is that it was small and compact which is why it makes sense that they gave those ones out to each participant's. Despite all of this I was not comfortable actually doing it at the class. She really tried to convince me to try but I just could not and said I would when I got home.
I stopped by my pharmacy to see if my prescription was ready for the testing supplies and it was. My pharmacist gave me the meter he said had the most features and also the smallest gauge needles. In case I have not mentioned it before I HATE NEEDLES and the idea of poking myself 4 times a day scares the #%# out of me. I have chosen to use the testing system that my pharmacist recommends as I trust his recommendation and he made me feel comfortable to use it. I