Meter meter on the wall...

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Natava
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   Posted 8/25/2009 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't know why I titled that way. 
 
My meter (I got True Track meter - sold as Walgreens or Good Neighbor brand).  I ate some bad things (not tooooo bad, but a small amount of fair food last week).  I took my blood sugar expecting it to be in the 200's.  It was 150.  This is good for me right now...so I took it again and it was 180. I took it a third time, 180 again.   All the variables were the same, except for the third I had to re-prick.  How do I know if I can trust this meter?
 
 

Jim1969
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   Posted 8/25/2009 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
The best way to check your meter is to take it with you to a doctor's appointment and have them do an accucheck in the office and at the same time from the same prick you take a reading with your meter. They should be within 15-20% of each other.

For example if yours reads 100 the office meter should read no more than 80-120.

But, and I am assuming you took these 3 readings in rapid succession, it is normal to get readings varying 10-20% from reading to reading with the same meter.

You have to remember that the meters are more of a guide than the "Bible" of what your blood sugar is doing. The real test are the lab A1c tests.
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ocdgirl2000
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   Posted 8/25/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
maybe the alcohol wipe hadn't quite dried yet when you stuck yourself the first time and diluted the first blood sample a little bit? (we nurses always think of all the reasons we were taught, lol!)
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Natava
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   Posted 8/26/2009 5:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys!  ocd - I am lucky if i use soap and water let alone alcohol wipe.  LOL
 
 
 
 
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