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Practice makes near perfect at bedtime

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How often do you use a new lancet?
With every finger stick.
 
Every few tests.
 
Once a day.
 
A few times a week.
 
Once a week or less frequently.
 
I'm still using the free lancet that came with my meter.
 

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by Brenda Bell
My diabetes is changing. Until a few years ago, my morning readings were reasonable and within the desired range of under 100 mg/dl. About two years ago, they started slipping upwards into the less-desirable but apparently not-worrisome range of 100-110 mg/dl. Now, this was what was recorded by my Abbott Freestyle Lite meter, which is known to record at the lower end of the home-glucometer variability range, but with my A1c firmly in the high 5s and low 6s, the meter's tendency to...