On average readings below 120 while fasting or below 180 after eating (2 hours after) are considered okay.
That much difference in readings within a short interval of each other is not normal so I understand your concern
I recommend that you return the machine and ask for a replacement
as this one is providing inaccurate readings for you.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask.
The factory sent me a new meter, and it is doing the same thing, that is why I suspect the problem may be me. I even got a different model on WWW and it is doing the same. The only common thing I see is me. I agree with you, the readings are not as accurate as I expect.
From what you are describing you are checking it accurately. Clean the area well with alcohol give it a few minutes to completely dry. Draw blood and put on strip and test. If this continues to be a problem I recommend you take your meter with you to your doctors office and have them test with yours and their own to see if there is any difference in readings.
You state to wait a few minutes after cleaning. Up to this time, I have only waited about 1 to 3 minutes. I will try again, waiting a longer time. If I still get wide variations, I will take it with me, even though another meter is also "acting up" Thanks
You are welcome. I hope it works for you.
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