If your home blood glucose meter is giving you a result differing from your expectations, from another meter, or from one blood drop to another, then you may wonder about the meter’s accuracy.Continue reading “Why Do I Get a Different Blood Sugar Reading?”
If you’ve noticed a difference in your blood sugar readings and want to learn more, here are some tips to make sure that your measurements are accurate.Continue reading “How to Get an Accurate Blood Sugar Reading”
Generally, glucose will be higher in the morning than at night for a few reasons:
- Glucose rises overnight because liver is overacting in releasing glucose from storage,
- We are having a dinner meal or evening snack that is high starch or high fat, which slows how quickly glucose gets absorbed, or
- Medications we are on at night are not enough to cover the natural rise in glucose from the above reasons.
Have you been seeing a range in readings? If you’ve seen your glucose range from 100 to 180 in a span of minutes, it’s likely that you got a reading that was in error. While it’s always best to double and triple check, all meters will typically have a range of 15-30 points depending on how high the true value is. This range, sadly, is still clinically approved. Take the average of the readings, if you’re curious, and that will get you closer to the lab value.Continue reading “Glucometers and Clinically Approved Precision”
When used correctly, blood glucose meters are usually accurate. But occasionally or as the meter and strips get older, they may be less correct.
Consider these other factors that affect meter accuracy and the steps to resolve or prevent the problem: Continue reading “Glucose Readings Looking Off? Here’s What Might Have Happened:”
Do you struggle with remembering to check your blood sugars? Are you not sure when the best time to check might be? Forgetting your meter at home, or interrupting an activity to check can be tiresome and inconvenient. To learn ways to effortlessly incorporate checking blood glucose into your routine, it is important to set up a plan. Continue reading “Planning When to Check Your Glucose? Here are Some Tips!”
Officially, all lancets are single use. Though reusing is a fact of life, and many people do it. People often do it to save money, or if they are running out and won’t be able to buy more. Just like everything else, you need to be smart and do it in moderation. For example, fine needles like ours, 30g, can be safely used only twice without causing real problems. Continue reading “How Many Times Can I Reuse Lancets?”
Are you not getting enough blood for your sample? You may have thicker skin, in this case, adjust your lancing device to draw more blood. Here are the steps: Continue reading “Not getting enough blood for your sample?”
Have you ever checked your blood sugars, but the app logged your glucose as a bedtime reading when it was actually just after a late dinner? It doesn’t seem very important, but being accurate is very important in helping your Care Team understand your blood sugar trends. Continue reading “How to Change The Timing on your Glucose Results”
Do you ever check your blood sugars and not know what to do with the results? Do you check your blood sugars every day at the same times and always see very different numbers? Continue reading “Interpreting Your Glucometer Readings”