Extremely High BG

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Peppersmom72, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. Peppersmom72

    Peppersmom72 Member

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    I tested Pepper this morning and she tested extremely high. It was the last strip of the container, so I got a new strip and retested again, and it was much lower. Is that ok?
     
  2. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    When you switched to the new container, did you changr the code? Each vial of strips has a code on it.
     
  3. Peppersmom72

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  4. Chris & China

    Chris & China Well-Known Member

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    How much is "much lower"? What were the two numbers?
     
  5. Peppersmom72

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    I guess I over exaggerated about "much lower", the 1st BG to me was "much higher" than what we are used to and I freaked out. Sorry. This stuff really scares me. I assumed the worst.

    1st BG was 619 (highest its ever been). 2nd BG taken 2 minutes later was 571.
     
  6. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    that's only a 7.8% difference. well within the 20% variance. Don't worry about the number difference. If you want, take the average of the two to put down as the number. 595
     
  7. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    I do think you need to raise your dose though. why did you only give half a unit yesterday? Personally I'd raise it to 1.5 units and see what happens. you need to get those numbers down a bit.
     
  8. Chris & China

    Chris & China Well-Known Member

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    Remember, all meters are allowed a 20% variance...that means even if you test the exact same drop of blood at the exact same time, the numbers could be 20% higher/lower

    Especially when you're at those high numbers, this can look like a huge difference, but at the lower numbers, they'll be a lot closer together

    20% of 500 is 100....so a 500 could be anywhere between 400-600...a 200 point spread

    20% of 100 is 20.....so a 100 could be 80-120....only 40 points

    That's greatly oversimplifying it, but it gives you a better idea

    I totally agree that you should go up to 1.5....we need to get those numbers down
     
  9. Peppersmom72

    Peppersmom72 Member

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    Sorry, I made a mistake.
     
  10. Peppersmom72

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    I won't give up on her, but I have no help at home when I'm gone 11-1/2 hours a day at work.
     

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