Why Glucometer Reading Is High?

by Subhash | Last Updated: December 11, 2021

Why Glucometer reading is High: There are some incidents when your glucometer reading is high. In that case it means you are at high sugar levels and must consult doctor immediately. Normal glucose levels must be below 140 mg/dL. If your glucometers indicate more than 200 then your are in diabetes.

Why Glucometer reading is High?

Though Glucometer readings are not so accurate as lab tests it almost reflects the same glucose levels as lab reports. Many glucometers don’t give you that exact number glucose level when it is high. It shows “High Blood Sugar” or “Hi”. Normally glucometers have the capacity to indicate sugar levels from 20mg/dL to 600mg/dL. If your sugar level is more than 200 then that indicates that you are affected by diabetes.

If the glucometer reading shows high or above 600mg/dL then that indicates that you are suffering from Hyperglycemia and you required medical attention immediately.

If you blood sugar levels are really high then you have to first stay calm. You might have symptoms of Hyperglycemia by that time like, fatigue, shakiness, anxiety, sweating, hunger, irritability, being nervous, confusion.  You need to consult you, doctor, soon and must follow his prescriptions to control your blood sugar levels.

Sometimes then might be some error with the testing strip also for showing high blood sugar levels. To confirm again, you need to test once more with a new testing strip. If the reading comes again high, then you need to consult a doctor immediately.

Don’t use expired testing strips which may cause errors in your glucose level reading. If a glucometer indicates high blood sugar levels, then perform lab tests also immediately. Request the lab authorities to give the result within 30 minutes.

Why Glucometer Reading Is High?