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Got a Diabetes kit test it after having food last night and my score was 7.9 and ave tested it this morning and my results were 10.2 and 11.0 mmol is this kit faulty readings or are these reading legit and my blood levels is high

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    I would not be too worried at the moment. Normal levels are 4 - 7 but it can depend on what you have eaten and what time you tested yourself

    Did you buy the kit because you thought you might be diabetic? May be worth getting this checked out with a GP then you have a diagnosis.. 

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    Sarah

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    It will depend on the timing of the tests last night and also this morning. Ideally, you need to test pre eating, have your food and test at least an hour later to see the impact of the food that you have ingested. Certain foods will also cause differing reactions so all factors need to be considered. Weetabix makes my readings spike despite them being 100% wheat yet I know other people eat without any issues.

    If you are really concerned, ask your doc to test your bloods and take any advice from sites like this as guidance only. Speak to your doctor and hopefully your concerns are unfounded.

    Good luck.

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    Ross, you are quite right in doubting the meter. But if I had those readings I would also be concerned about my health. 

    These meters are not absolutely accurate but then again it's a bit like our weighing scales.  What you can be absolutely sure that would be accurate is HbA1c test that your doctor will request for you. In this test, you are ingesting a measured amount of glucose and test is done exactly after two hours. You can try to mimic this at home but then again it will never be absolutely accurate. 

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    Not at all. Depending what you ate how much of it. No food is broken down instantly and therefore sugar levels rise over time. And then go down again. 

    Suggest seeing GP and doing free 1 day diabetes course. Covers diabetes what it is ins and outs. Medication. Food feet care and more. 

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    Is there anyone else around you can test the diabetes test kit on to see what results it gives them?

     

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      I think you can check it out on anyone. Probably best to check it out on someone you know who is diabetic and checks themselves then if they get roughly the same results with yours, you know it is fairly accurate. Hope that makes sense.

      Sarah

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