BG way off on 2 tests

Discussion in 'Prozinc / PZI' started by Rocky&ClaireCat, Aug 12, 2018 at 7:04 AM.

  1. Rocky&ClaireCat

    Rocky&ClaireCat New Member

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    So what do you do when you check BG in the morning and it's 301 and then you recheck and it's 165? Should I check a 3rd time? Why would it be so OFF? I forgot to mention that he was just diagnosed last week and he's only on 1 unit of ProZinc every 12 hours. I am using an AlphaTrak 2 meter.
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2018 at 7:09 AM
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  2. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    That can happen for a few reasons - eg. a wonky strip, not enough blood in one test. I'd do a third test to see which of the previous two results it's closest to.

    It's great that you're testing him at home. Best way to keep him safe. It'll be a lot easier for us to give you good advice if you set up the spreadsheet we use here to track your results: http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/fdmb-spreadsheet-instructions.130337/
     
  3. Rocky&ClaireCat

    Rocky&ClaireCat New Member

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    Checked again (after he ate) and it was 200.
     
  4. Rocky&ClaireCat

    Rocky&ClaireCat New Member

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    I haven't set up the spreadsheet yet because the vet asked me NOT to test every couple hours. She wants only one or two BG tests per day, since he's getting really skittish about it already. He runs fgrom the room when he sees the lancet.
     
  5. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    We're here to help regardless. :)
     
  6. Rocky&ClaireCat

    Rocky&ClaireCat New Member

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    Thanks so much! He sees a specialist tomorrow, so we will have a plan going forward about his care.
     
  7. Djamila

    Djamila Well-Known Member

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    You don't have to test constantly to use the spreadsheet. I get pre-shot tests and one or two other tests during the day, and still find the spreadsheet to be a valuable tool.
     
  8. Rocky&ClaireCat

    Rocky&ClaireCat New Member

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    OH I thought the spreadsheet was to do a 2-hour test all day and then create a curve.
     
  9. Rocky&ClaireCat

    Rocky&ClaireCat New Member

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    OK I updated the spreadsheet and posted on his profile, going back to Tuesday afternoon when the meter arrived in the mail from Amazon. He also had readings at the vet on Monday and at the hospital last weekend. Mostly in the low 300's
     
  10. Djamila

    Djamila Well-Known Member

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    Great job! I would probably put the 200 in the AMPS box on this one since it's the middle number of the three. Also, when you're adding a long note, one option is to right click on the cell, and a menu will pop up. Select "insert note" and a little box pops up where you can type as much as you want. Then it leaves a little black triangle in the corner of the cell and if you hover over, the note reappears. The way you did it is fine too, it's just a different option if you don't want your spreadsheet to stretch out.
     
  11. Djamila

    Djamila Well-Known Member

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    Oh! I just noticed that you put all three values in there. I had only noticed the pink one. Sorry about that.
     

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