Numbers don't quite compute

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by shelaghc, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. shelaghc

    shelaghc Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2017
    I had to bump Jester's dosage up to 1.5U yesterday because of annoyingly high BGs. (Completely screwed up the curve I did on him on Saturday, in fact.)

    And now this - Jester's AMPS via both generic and OEM test strips on the OneTouch meter:
    First w/ the generic strip - BG 537
    Second w/ OEM strip - BG 490
    Third w/ generic again - BG 410

    The first two were even on the same drop of blood, for cryin' out loud! Usually, the generic strips register BG lower than the OEM.

    Frankly, I almost don't want to even put any of this into the spreadsheet - it's almost sort of embarrassing.

    Anyone ever run into this kind of goofiness with a test?

    Yeesh. A couple of months ago, I would have been panicking through the roof!
  2. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2016
    Meters are allowed a plus/minus 20% variance in their readings. All those numbers fit fairly well into those limits.
  3. shelaghc

    shelaghc Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2017
    Doesn't make me any happier with that number......

    Usually by now he's responding to 1.5U and coming down.
  4. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2015
    I've had similar situations with Squallie. I end up just taking the average of the three tests and going withn that as my number!
  5. shelaghc

    shelaghc Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2017
    I think I like going with the lowest number this time. The average would be really high and I prefer to think he's lower than higher.
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