Hey Everyboby, I have a question. Can someone please help me ?Thanks

By Lsearching Latest Reply 2011-09-27 15:30:20 -0500
Started 2011-09-27 12:05:05 -0500

Whenever I check my blood sugar back to back .I get a different reading each time. how can I tell which reading is right?

4 replies

jimmyjames43 2011-09-27 15:30:20 -0500 Report

Dont understand why it happens,my Doc said if your to low or to high,re -check every hour and not before,monitor if you have to take sugars for low or Insulin for high

Bogy 2011-09-27 13:08:08 -0500 Report

I don't know the technical reasons but Jim has offered an interesting solution. I have had the same experience, different readings.Thanks to you and Jim.Pete

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-09-27 12:57:11 -0500 Report

Really good question. You would think that back to back would give you the same reading. Nope, especially if you do not use the blood from the same prick. You BS is changing all the time, sometimes rapidly, sometimes very slowly. If you take blood from a finger stick and take the reading, then switch to another finger and take it, 2 things have happened. 1) you changed the "road" you were testing 2) the traffic (blood) has changed. Now if you produce enough blood from the first finger stick to get a second reading, then i have found the reading is usually within 10 points. This i credit to the strips having some variables in them, the meter, while precise, is not dead on, the blood has change a little.
I consider all of my readings to be guilds. Is my BS going up, down, or holding. Is it down below 80, where I begin to not function? Is it above 150 where it is damaging my organs? If I am between 90 and 130, I am content. Above or below that, I monitor it and my intake. Jim

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