Meter Madness has been solved.

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   Posted 9/6/2009 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
The meter I bought was dead wrong!  It was giving me high readings (170 avg AM, 160.6 pm).  The meter the dietician/diabetic counselor gave me was a Freestyle Lite.  It was giving me consistantly lower readings (20-40 points lower) when I tested at the same time, same test site, same poke hole.  I tested my hubby on both, did the same thing to him.  Took both to Doc who said the lower meter is right.  So, now I am getting 98-110 before eating, a nd between 140-190 two hours after meals which is still elevated.  But its coming down! 

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   Posted 9/6/2009 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 9/7/2009 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
mad Man! I hate it when that happens! Glad you got to the bottom of it. Just for our references, what was the brand of meter that was giving you grief?
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   Posted 9/10/2009 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
True Track was the one that gave me grief. Luckily, I get a full rebate on it - so I have already discarded it, and am using the Freestyle Lite.

My doc did say that when meters start reading funky, try changing the battery. YOu never know how long it was sitting in the store.

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   Posted 9/17/2009 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
     Hmmm...wonder if mine is funky.  My doctor gave it to me and God knows how long it was sitting around in his office.  My FBS reads normal but if I eat a piece of cake or a few pieces of candy after dinner, my 2 hr pp has been reading 180!!!  However, an hour after that...3 hr went down to 129.  Now that doesn't seem right, does it?  By the way, it is an Accu-Chek monitor.
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   Posted 9/17/2009 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it might be the cake that makes your sugar 180 :)

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   Posted 9/17/2009 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Yup, it's the cake.  And I think the 129 means you recovered pretty well after 3 hours.  (Don't get too excited, a non-diabetic probably would have had a normal reading by that time.) turn
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