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Old 05-03-2018, 01:28   #11
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Hi BernardZ, welcome to the forum.

I am curious, your not really washing and drying the test strips are you?
I am not washing them anymore as I think I am diluting the blood by doing this. This might explain why my score is now 7.2.

What I am doing is washing and drying my hands with clean toilet paper before doing the test to make sure I do not accidentally bring in impurities into the test

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I'm surprised your strips weren't giving you error codes.

I usually just rinse my hands under warm water and dry them off with paper towels. I'll use soap if they are dirty and rinse them longer.

We had a member who found out that some scented soaps affected his readings.

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Originally Posted by BernardZ View Post
What I am doing is washing and drying my hands with clean toilet paper before doing the test to make sure I do not accidentally bring in impurities into the test
Some toilet papers are treated with lotions and such to make them softer. I would be careful about the source of the TP and would not assume it's residue-free.

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There are some deviations in glucometer reading.
Sometimes you may get large deviations while checking the blood sugar back to back.

Still, these are good approximation of your daily blood sugar and will help you to manage your diabetes. Whenever you do the test, make sure to wash the prick site to get the reading as accurate as possible.

Now as far as blood sugar range is concerned, usually following numbers are considered as "Normal Ranges"
Fasting: below 100 mg/dl
PP (2 hours) : below 130 mg/dl
Some of the people blood sugar ranges doesn't go beyond 100mg/dl throughout the day.

you can convert into different standards (mmol/l) by using the converter charts, easily available on internet

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I find following sources and their "acceptable" 2 hr postprandial values (under 180) unacceptable and far too high. In fact some doctors and surgeons i have known seem fine with post prandial range of 150 and 175
Peak postprandial capillary plasma glucose† <180 mg/dL* (10.0 mmol/L)

Checking Your Blood Glucose (Blood Sugar): American Diabetes Association®
1-2 hours after beginning of the meal (Postprandial plasma glucose)*: Less than 180 mg/dl

Goals for Blood Glucose Control | Joslin Diabetes Center
Two hours after meals
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