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Panic...!!! No, bad batch of test strips


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Old 08-10-2019, 01:27   #1
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Three great months of LCHF diet and BG readings went from mid 120's to daily average 93-104. Hooray! And thanks for all the advice here.

Four days ago, tested at 136! Panic! Retested over and over with horribly high results and did not go down over time, and some were even higher.

Then recalled I opened that vial of strips exactly four days ago. Opened new vial and test at 95. I know some test strips can be bad, but surprised to see an entire batch is bad.

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That's a bummer - and costly. I'd contact the manufacturer and see if they'll send a replacement vial. Do you still have it so you can give them the batch numbers?

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Wow! great for you but I have been a type 1 diabetic for 34 years. A blood sugar of 136 mg/dl would be great. Seeing these kind pf posts some times makes me feel bad though. I produce no insulin. Just gotta say what I feel

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Wow! great for you but I have been a type 1 diabetic for 34 years. A blood sugar of 136 mg/dl would be great. Seeing these kind pf posts some times makes me feel bad though. I produce no insulin. Just gotta say what I feel
Sorry for your problem. I really should temper my posts because a lot of people here have far worse problems than me.

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Wow! great for you but I have been a type 1 diabetic for 34 years. A blood sugar of 136 mg/dl would be great. Seeing these kind pf posts some times makes me feel bad though. I produce no insulin. Just gotta say what I feel
I know what you mean - 136 mg/dl - I would be happy if I could achieve that every morning. But that's not my reality and hasn't been for the past 53 years. My ideal window of BG readings is much wider than most Type 2s and the Type 1s I've known who are no longer with us are dead because they tried to exercise too tight of control which brought on their hypo demise.

It's quite a challenge isn't it?


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