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What can affect someone's results?

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Your results may not be accurate if you have anemia or gout. If it’s hot, humid, or you’re at high altitude, that can interfere with the results, too. So can vitamin C.

If you consistently see results that aren’t expected, recalibrate your meter and check the strips.

The chart below shows you the ideal blood sugar ranges for most adults, except for pregnant women. Your ideal range may be different from another person's and will change throughout the day, so check with your doctor for your targets.

From: Home Blood Sugar Testing WebMD Medical Reference

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American Diabetes Association: "Choosing a Blood Glucose Meter." 

American Diabetes Association: "Standards of Medial Care in Diabetes -- 2014."

American Diabetes Association: A1C and eAG

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on July 1, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: "Choosing a Blood Glucose Meter." 

American Diabetes Association: "Standards of Medial Care in Diabetes -- 2014."

American Diabetes Association: A1C and eAG

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on July 1, 2019

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