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Old 11-12-2010, 02:15 PM
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Default Re: Trouble monitoring blood glucose

Yes, I would say there's a problem with one of the pieces of equipment used to measure the blood sugar OR one was just a bad test - maybe the strip didn't fill properly or had a lot of saliva in it if it was taken from the lip. With that large variation, I would have repeated it to see if things came back into line.

From your description of her blood sugar at home, your reading was consistent with previous ones so it's going to be really important to find out if your meter is working properly.

Testing yourself would be the quickest way to do it. And possibly buy a new bottle of test strips in case there is a problem with the ones you are using now.

Make sure the code is set properly if you have to code it.

There was a time a few years ago when OneTouch strips were being counterfeited - cheap lousy ones were being made and sold as the real thing. If you bought the strips off the internet, maybe get a new bottle from a pharmacy.

You also could use a urine test to help verify the meter results. If her blood sugar is constantly in the 400s, a urine test will show very very high levels of glucose.

Let us know what you find out, okay?

Natalie
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