For years now, I have been around the insulin resistant/pre-diabetic range off and on. I had been eating much healthier and losing weight this year, but after another strict 40 day sugar/carb diet, i wanted some friggin ice cream....and completely lost track of my senses. I ate the whole pint of chocolate/cookie dough/sin deliciousness in one sitting, and a few hours later, i was excessively thirsty and had some other weird symptoms. This continued for days. I was worried I finally crossed the diabetic border and shot myself in the foot. I went into carb control mode again for a while and tested my blood sugar on a family members ReliOn Prime meter: 70. I was stunned (and happy). I took it again and it was 66. I was elated, but still suspicious. On the way home, i picked up this pink ReliOn confirm because i had heard some good things about it. It had been 3 hours since my last meal, so i took it again 3 times because i thought i kept messing up and not getting enough blood. Turns out .3 ml is really that small! Thats awesome. All 3 readings were in the upper 60s. I checked that with my lab results from a year ago, and my fasting lab glucose then was 77. This was starting to seem pretty accurate.
Time for the ultimate test! I ate (reasonable portions) of ice cream and a bowl of watermelon. An hour later, the reading was 119, which reflected I at least was capable of having higher, but thankfully still normal, levels. This morning i took it when I woke up, and it was 76.
I have no reason to distrust this as it seems pretty in line with my past history when im mostly healthy. I ordered the free control solution, so i will test that when it comes. But the tiny amount of blood required is great, and the unit seems very user friendly if you follow the instructions. Its not the fanciest looking device in the world, but the test strips dont cost 2 bucks a piece and thats what i care about as much as accuracy!
So there ya go! Results in one day checked with the Confirm and a Prime unit. Back to eating healthy (most of the time anyway...)
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