So, before dinner tonight, I checked my sugars as usual.
69. That's odd. I don't feel low. (cue panic about not recognizing low sugars...) I'll check again.
153. Huh. My BS jumped almost 100 POINTS in the time it takes me to insert a new test strip? I don't think so. I'll check again. 180. Crap.
Hubby suggests I go grab my "back-up" monitor I keep in case I lose my regular one and check with that. Good idea.
122. OK, then. I'll go with that. That fits in with how I'm feeling (as in, I feel fine.)
(And let me tell you how much I LOVE using 4 test strips to check my sugar for one meal. Especially before my deductible is met.)
But, seriously, if I can't trust my monitor, I'm kind of screwed, right? Because if I'm at 180, I need extra insulin, but if I'm at 69, I need extra sugar. Kind of an important distinction. You know, as in vital.
It's a Freestyle Lite. It's what they gave me in the hospital at diagnosis because it's what Aetna preferred. I'm now with UHC (United HealthCare) and I don't know if they prefer one monitor over another, but, I'm going to ask -
Which monitor is the best? Most accurate? The easiest to use? Has anybody tried different ones and formed an opinion? I'd LURVE to know.