She -- reluctantly -- gave me 4 weeks to see what diet and activity could do. I'm only testing once a day (first thing in the morning); I've been doing it for 4 days and the numbers have gone down at least 10 pts. every day. I quit pops cold turkey and eliminated all refined sugar and all refined flour and keeping carbs under 70 a day. I think it took this scare to get me off my fat butt and make changes that needed to be made anyway. I'm drinking tons of water and walking at least 30 minutes a day (though yesterday I walked an hour and 45 minutes.
All this should help my blood pressure, too. But if I have to go to decaf coffee, I may not be responsible for my actions.