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Old 09-13-2018, 17:37   #1
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i have been using different types of glucometers to asess my blood glucose level bu t these readings do not tally though taken within minutes,any body in the forum can help me

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Welcome to the forum, krishan.

Your question is asked very often and there are several threads on the forum which you can search for specifics. The short of it is that blood is not homogeneous -- it is not exactly the same in every drop, so some blood samples may have more glucose in them than others do. Add in variations in blood sample size, in how clean the site is when you lance it, where on the body you draw blood, variations within the test strips themselves (you're actually doing a small science experiment with each strip) and numbers very often will not tally even if you use the same meter on the same finger within a minute or two.

It's okay -- the number is a bit more critical for Type 1 diabetics than it is for Type 2s, but what you're really interested in is the trend in numbers -- up or down -- not small variances in the number from test to test.

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i have been using different types of glucometers to asess my blood glucose level bu t these readings do not tally though taken within minutes,any body in the forum can help me
A meter measures electrical resistance, and that explains differences in readings, even those taken one minute apart.

[PS: I reviewed the information sheet that came with my strips; it is a very geeky thing to do, but I did it.
Look at the data sheet, that comes with your strips; and I will bet you, that your meter uses conductivity to measure your BS.]

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