How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr Basu Your Own Question
Dr Basu
Dr Basu, Specialist
Category: Endocrinology
Satisfied Customers: 29181
Experience:  I have special training and certification in Diabetes management for last 10 yrs.
Type Your Endocrinology Question Here...
Dr Basu is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have been taking my daily FBG for two years

Customer Question

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!! 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.

Best wishes,
It was my pleasure to help you today.
If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the smiley faces) under this chat box only.
Please bookmark my profile for asking further questions!
This is the link to my profile: