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Home blood glucose testing provides vital information that can help you better manage your diabetes. However, with test strips running close to one dollar per strip, it's crucial to make every test as accurate as possible, and to help make every expensive test strip count! Here are the top five most common testing mistakes, and what you can do to keep from making them!

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Reviewed by Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN 03/15


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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...