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Discussion in 'Teens' started by type?girl1018, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. type?girl1018

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    Does anyone know how high the accu-check aviva meter will read? My meter just gave me 2 HI readings in a row:eek: and im freaking out wondering how high that is and how much to correct. Thanks if you can let me know.
     
  2. type?girl1018

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    Never mind i found the owners manual. it reads up to 600 which means i was higher than that! i corrected as if i was 600 and it brought me down to 486. still not good but better than HI!
     
  3. techman93

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    how the heck do you get to be over 600! that's ridiculous!
     
  4. type?girl1018

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    Im pretty sure i forgot my lantus...thats how. yes i agree it is rediculous.
     
  5. Allyson94

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    It isn't ridiculous.. sometimes things happen..
     
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    600.

    I've never tested HI on my accu chek aviva, but I have tested 594 (retest was 588) in Aug 2008.
     
  7. emm142

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    I haven't been over 600 since dx, but I've been in the very high 500s (pump site failure. No basal insulin = bad) and I've had LOs. Stuff happens.
     
  8. s0ccerfreak

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    I wouldn't say its ridiculous. As others have said, things happen. Insulin gets forgotten, pumps break, sites fail, sickness, stress, etc. I've seen my share of "hi's" on meters in my 11.5 years with diabetes. I can still recall the first time it happend. Please remember we are here to help and support each other.
     
  9. fdlafon

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    I wouldn't say ridiculous, that is a little extreme if you know the reason for the Hi reading, then do your best to get it back in range.
    We all forget or have other issues that effect the bg.

    I'm glad that you got your book out and figured it out. You did the right thing! ;)
     
  10. kaleidoscopestars

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    Yeah exactly....sometimes things happen! :(
    We cant be perfect. And as diabetics, that is important to understand. If we think we can be perfect...then we will feel like we failed.
    Its ok to make mistakes. :)
     
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    i agree! dont get discouraged about it! stuff happens, as long as you learn from it and move on it wont matter!

    with my 16 years of diabetes when i got my first "HI" i thought my meter was literally saying hi to me lol i got all excited..i was young lol
     
  12. Rukio

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    've had +600 about three times since diagnose, and thats not including the first week.
     
  13. cam42

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    metric units?

    Does anyone know wat 600 is in mmols/L (metric units)?:confused::confused:
    i think its about 30 which is higher than ive ever been (post diagnosis). At diagnosis i was 41 which is about...

    ...800 (40 x 20 = 800):cwds:
     
  14. emm142

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    600mg/dl is 33.3mmol/l.
     
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    This morning I was 528...I'm still really tired. Sometimes, highs just happen.
     

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