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Hi - welcome to the team.

Have you discussed the issue re the 4 sticks with your Diabetes Nurse Educator? If not, I would suggest that you do so. Somethings to remember:

* It is not uncommon for their to be a very small discrepancy between results even when they are taken close together.

* Do you wash your fingers prior to taking the blood test? If not, you could have some sugars on your skin from handling food which can skew the results. After a test, you possibly wipe some off when you wipe your finger, thereby reducing the sugars.

* Are you on medication? It might be that your dose needs adjusting.

* Do you snack at bedtime? If so, what do you snack on?

Years ago I used to take a client to her Diabetes Meetings every month. I did this for about 3 years. One of the things the Diabetes Nurse Educator stressed to the meeting was that it was not uncommon for the sugar level to drop a fair bit during the night and then the body kicks in and produces more hormones to lift the blood sugar levels up again. She referred to it as a bungy effect, and said that often people will wake during the night and suggested taking their blood readings then, because it is sometimes the drop in levels which wakes the person.

BUT, you still need to talk with your Diabetes Nurse Educator about this, and possibly also ask for a referral to a Registered Dietitian.

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Hi I am Crystal Branom I live in Galva Illinois. I am 55 years old. I have Type 2 diabetes that I am struggling to get down to at least 6 or 7 A1C I can't seem to get my morning readings below 200. I am testing 4 fingers because I get 4 different readings then I choose the lowest and go with that.

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