I am wondering how to decide when it is time for a new blood glucose meter. Recently I’ve been getting a wide range of readings from my meter, so much so that I’ve started taking multiple finger sticks at the same time. I hate wasting strips!
For example, I suspected that Dexcom was not giving me accurate readings. It was quite noisy, jumping up 5 then down 3 but staying around 85-100. My first finger stick showed 63 whereas CGM was showing 93. I decided to test again. This time my meter (Abbott Freestyle Lite) showed 77. Wow, big difference, so I tested again. Now it showed 92! Frustrated I tried another meter which I happened to have, it showed 84. Who to believe??? Incidentally, now my CGM is showing 86 (and I did NOT calibrate) and seems to be less jumpy. Is it time to just get a new meter?