How to read your meter

By London Latest Reply 2010-02-05 07:09:46 -0600
Started 2010-02-04 07:36:06 -0600

I was playing around with my meter today and realized it gives a 7,14,and 30 day number. My 7 day was 139, My 14 was 145, and my 30 day was 135. Is this just a round about average of your BS?

7 replies

spiritwalker 2010-02-04 18:54:06 -0600 Report

Th Newer meters do that. Its an average of the number of tests per day divided by the number of days.

kdroberts 2010-02-05 07:09:46 -0600 Report

Maybe you mean this but wrote it wrong but that's not what the average is. It take all the results within the time period (previous 7 days, 14 days, whatever), totals them up and then divides by the number of tests. That gives an average of what your tested blood sugar was. What you described would give you an average number of tests per day, say 2, 3, 5 or whatever.

ptsparkle 2010-02-04 10:23:27 -0600 Report

I think some meters are pre-set with the 7, 14, or 30 day averages. My new one from Wal-Mart (Relion Confirm) can be set to either 7 or 14 day average, not both. You pretty much know how you are doing, but I like to ck. it every so often to see what the avg. is.

kdroberts 2010-02-04 08:42:16 -0600 Report

It just adds up your readings for the time period and then divides it by the number of readings. If you had 30 readings in 7 days it would just total them up and divide by 30. It's not really anything hugely scientific but can be of some use.

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-04 08:39:17 -0600 Report

I have a meter that does that too. That's basically all it is…I had if for only a few days and it was giving me my 14 day average. I don't believe it actually adds and divides your sugar in a 24 hour period.

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