Glucose Testers

By ksdeb Latest Reply 2009-04-01 09:34:44 -0500
Started 2009-03-31 17:09:36 -0500

Can anyone tell me what it means when your glucose meter says High. And it does not matter which meter it is. I was told by the doctor that it has a different meaning for each meter. I dont know I think he is full of it. Can some one help.

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kdroberts 2009-04-01 09:34:44 -0500 Report

It does have a different meaning for each meter but the same basic one, blood sugar is way too high. Most manufacturers will recommend that if you get a couple of readings that say high/hi and you have made sure that it's not an error, you should go to the ER. I would not disagree with that, a blood sugar that high is dangerous. A new doctor sounds like a very good idea.

2009-03-31 21:10:05 -0500 Report

I use a One Touch Ultra and I just checked the owners manual and a Low reading is less than 20 mg/dl and a High reading says very high reading exceeding 600 mg/dl

ksdeb 2009-04-01 09:26:01 -0500 Report

Thank you. I use a reli-on meter and the book said the same thing as yours did. Her doctor is trying to get hers under control. But he still hasnt done a A1C. So I dont understand how he knows what it has been over the last 3 months. She has been sick since last Oct. I told her she needs to see a different doctor. Thanks for your help

rbergman 2009-03-31 18:16:02 -0500 Report

I am not sure about other meters, however, I have the FreeStyle Lite Meter by Abbott and according to the book, anything 501 or above just says HI instead of giving me a number. Had this happen once with our daughter who has her own FSL Meter and had to look it up in the manual that came with the meter to see what it meant. In our case we were lucky and it was a false reading as I had her retest immediately and it was a normal number for her. Some of the causes can be a real reading, or, if you did not wash the site you chose to test from well enough, or, if you use alcohol prep pads to clean the area you MUST make sure the alcohol has completely dried before testing or it will give you a false reading.

What meter do you use?


ksdeb 2009-04-01 09:23:05 -0500 Report

It is my sister that keeps getting high readings. I believe she uses the same meter as you do. But I will tell her what you had to say. Thank you.

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