Monitoring sugar levels...lots of changing numbers

By michelleeuber Latest Reply 2010-08-01 21:55:35 -0500
Started 2010-07-25 11:51:12 -0500

I just had something wierd happen to me. I tested my sugar level 1/2 hour ago…222…a couple mins ago I noticed it was getting close to lunch time, so I decided to check it again, take my meds, write down what I eat, so that I could check again in 2 hrs…I am trying to get some control back. Well, it said 158…wow, that went down fast…hmm…so I waited two mins, and checked it again…187…what the heck!!?!?! So now I am thinkin something is going on…I checked it 3 more times (fingers getting a bit sore at this point) it goes from 222, 158,187,150,170 and then I just stoped! I am wondering if my tester is messed up or what? Has this happend to anyone else? Is this normal?? Should I get a new machine? The one I use to have I had to recalibrate every few months, this one didn't come with any of that stuff to do it. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated


4 replies

LKeplinger 2010-08-01 21:55:35 -0500 Report

Those numbers are representative of that particular moment— blood sugars fluctuate. If you checked you blood pressure in the same manner, you would get variances in that as well. The body is not a constant, static piece of machinery. It constantly seeks balance——-

realsis77 2010-07-27 10:22:24 -0500 Report

Hi I'm also newly diagnosed. My numbers are also crazy! I'm taking my meds but I contacted my meter company to help me do a test on my meter to make sure it was working corectly! It was but yesterday I was a 333 then went to a 180! Its crazy!

kdroberts 2010-07-25 16:54:26 -0500 Report

All those numbers could fall within the accepted rage of +/- 20% of actual blood sugar. Without a lab draw it's hard to say but with changing blood sugar and meter variance I would say they are all OK.

Harlen 2010-07-25 12:58:25 -0500 Report

Did you wipe your figers with a alcohal pad befor testing?
Did you test the same finger?
Let me know and I can better anser your Q
Best wishes

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