I will freely admit that I obsess about numbers, so maybe that is why this is bothering me so.
We have 2 freestyle Lite meters. One is for use at home, so it gets used over 90% of the time. The other is the one we use when we are away from home. I started noticing that when we were away from home, P’s numbers were higher than when were at home. So I did an “experiment” of sorts. Using both meters I tested at home and then again using both meters I tested while we were out. TO make other things equal I used strips out of the same bottle. In test at home before breakfast - there was a 22 point difference in the 2 meters, of course the meter we use when we are out was the higher of the 2. I also did a test with control solution and there was a difference of 24 points (both within the control range). I tested when we were out before lunch and there was a 31 point difference in the 2 meters.
So I guess my questions
- Is this normal?
-If so which is correct? Or which should I go with since a difference in that amount could effect how much insulin we give?
- Am I crazy to consider getting a 3rd meter to check these 2?
I do plan to ask at our next Dr. appt later this month, but I was just curious if anyone else had encountered this issue.