View Full Version : Manipulating Meter Readings
02-06-2012, 08:34 PM
I've seen here and other places that sometimes teens figure out how to fudge the BG meter readings. Anyone want to explain how they manage to do such a thing? Although perhaps it would be best to respond in a PM as we wouldn't want our kids reading the forum and learning how to do it.:rolleyes:
02-06-2012, 08:43 PM
My kid isn't on here so, I'll post what our Endo has said they do. They will test their friends. Use control solution. Leave their finger slightly damp when they test. I was even told that there was one kid that had a good number so, this particular kid used a Tupperware container and squeezed out enough to test for a few days (it only takes a drop) and they stored it in the fridge to use for testing.
That's all I've heard about.
02-06-2012, 08:46 PM
I PMed you so as not to spread the techniques around. Though honestly I think that if you want to do it enough, you'll figure out how.
02-06-2012, 08:58 PM
Wow, they definitely beat me in the creativity realm! I could not figure out how they could make the meter say something other than the BG. I hope the coming teen years aren't too turbulent. Right now she's focused on wanting good control, and I hope she continues to think that. We have talked a lot about your burn-out post, Emma, and how good of strategy it is to ask for help, either from me or others, if diabetes gets too heavy sometimes.
02-06-2012, 11:30 PM
I heard of one teen who was testing his non d brother who had special needs in order to make it look like his meter readings were in range.:eek::eek: