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I tested my Blood Sugar 3 times in a row. 1st result was 271! I was very surprised so I tested again. 2nd result was 154. I was surprised again by the difference of the 1st and second result so I tested it again. 3rd result was 107! WTF is wrong!?

I wasn't contented so I tested i again for the 4th time. 129.

This sucks. You might know what's wrong here? I don't want to believe that my glucometer is broken since I do nothing for it to get broken. I take care of it. It has been with me since the past 2 years (more or less). I have calibrated it and the LOT number in the calibrator is same as the number in the blood strips.

I tested since I want to know the effect of this certain type of biscuit to my glucose levels (wheat and oat crackers).

Please help me, I am really lost here.
 

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Before testing, wash hands with warm water and soap. Rinse thoroughly and dry on a clean towel. With perfectly clean hands, one test should be all you need.
 

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Most of the time I don't wash my hands (but I do if I can) I just wipe it dry with anything I can get a hold on to. This night's check was done after my bath, not more than 15 mins.
 

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A lot of things effect the accuracy of meters. The first and most common is not getting your fingers clean. Others include the humidity level, temperature, battery strength and whether you used your left hand or right hand. Lotions and hand creams will also do that to your tests.
 

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I was taught to test as follows:

wipe site with alcohol wipe
prick site, get blood
wipe again with alcohol wipe
dry site, get blood
TEST

I was told that the first blood you get is not accurate, that it's the second that is usually accurate
 

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This happened to me two months ago. Check your test strips. If the expiration date is close that could be the problem. I find they don't all go at once. Also, air conditioning can be tricky in very hot weather. The temperature can be higher than is good for the test strips. Also the room humidity can mess up a test fast.
 

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126 and 130 are about as close as you are going get no 2 tests will evere be the same. I only ever retest if I just dont think it was right. Now if you can tell the differance between 126 and 130 then you probably dont need a meter.
 
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