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frustration with a 139 reading just now

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Old 03-26-2016, 18:25   #1
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I ate a couple of italian sausages (1g of carbs each) with some Stadium mustard about 45 minutes ago. This morning I had 4 eggs with some horseradish sauce ( about 6g carbs altogether) about 5 1/2 hours ago. I don't understand this high 139 reading. I take 500 mg Metformin 2x daily. Normally my readings are 110-125. Most recent A1C was 6.3. Any thoughts what is going on? Thank you.

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One unusual reading in isolation doesn't really tell one anything. There could be several variables that affect the reading. There may have been something on your finger causing a higher reading, this one testing strip may have been faulty, you could have waited too long to eat again and your liver did a small glucose dump, etc., etc.

Actually, given the 20% range of variance in this kind of testing equipment, that 139 could have actually been much lower.

If I get an unexpected reading, I'll wash my hands and retest.

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. . . Normally my readings are 110-125. Most recent A1C was 6.3. Any thoughts what is going on? Thank you.
This is interesting because an A1c of 6.3 would indicate an average over the past ~90 days of above 130.

Perhaps your testing has not caught your highs ???

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