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I have been taking my daily FBG years now......routine

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I have been taking my daily FBG for two years now......routine physical showed a 113 FBG two years ago.....have changed my diet, added significant exercise and lost 35 lbs. since then......daily readings for FBG for past two years have been in the 80's
to low 90's......last physical (2 months ago) showed an FBG of 92 and A1C of 4.8......this morning my FBG was 119, then fifteen minutes later (after a cup of coffee) was 79!!.....is my meter malfunctioning?!?....or should I be concerned??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Blood sugar cannot drop like that after a cup of coffee.

So your meter is likely malfunctioning.

Can be the strip problem or machine problem itself.

Better to get a new machine.

Besides one odd value is not conceerning even if accurate.

Your A1c is excellent which is a better measure preceding 3 month average blood sugar.

Do not worry.

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